Mahtomedi school building referendum up for voteby Tom Weber, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Voters in a north metro school district head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to raise their property taxes to fund $45 million in construction.
The Mahtomedi School District wants to replace one elementary school with a new building, and make repairs and upgrades to the district's four other buildings.
Superintendent Mark Wolak says the down economy make it a good buy for voters, because the district will be able to borrow at a lower interest rate.
"We want to have our facilities match the quality of education that's occuring today at Mahtomedi schools," said Wolak. "We have great students and great teachers, and we want to have great facilities for them, too."
Approval would mean the owners of a $200,000 home would pay about $92 more per year in property taxes.