Details for Aitkin proposed school construction

AITKIN PUBLIC SCHOOL Description of Proposed School Construction Project District, ISD #0001-01, is proposing a single-question referendum on November 3,2020, that would authorize a capital projects levy for a ten year period. If approved by voters, the district would levy $500,000, beginning with the Payable 2021 levy. The annual levy amount in the nine subsequent years would be computed by multiplying 2.712% times the preceding years Net Tax Capacity (NTC) and would be authorized for annual certification by the school board. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over the ten year period is $5 million. Proposed projects include: school bus replacement technology staff technology upgrades (computers, infrastructure) The school district is projecting a reduction in enrollment over the next several years and expects to drop below 1,000 students in the 2023-24 school year. The proposed expenditures appear to be in the long-term interest of the school district. In addition, the school board is aware that capital projects levy proceeds are only authorized to fund the capital projects proposed in this review and comment submission and eligible under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.10, subdivision 14. Review and Comment Statement Based on the departments analysis of the school districts required documentation and other pertinent information from sources of the Minnesota Department of Education, the Commissioner of Education provides a positive review and comment. Additional Information is Available Persons desiring additional information regarding this proposal should contact the school district superintendents office. Dated: August 20,2020 /s/ Mary Cathryn Ricker, NBCT Commissioner Published in the Aitkin Independent Age September 30, 2020 1080149

AITKIN PUBLIC SCHOOL
DESCRIPTION OF
PROPOSED SCHOOL
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

District, ISD #0001-01, is proposing a single-question referendum on November 3,2020, that
would authorize a capital projects
levy for a ten year period. If approved by voters, the district would
levy $500,000, beginning with the
Payable 2021 levy. The annual levy
amount in the nine subsequent
years would be computed by multiplying 2.712% times the preceding
year’s Net Tax Capacity (NTC) and
would be authorized for annual certification by the school board.
The estimated total cost of the
projects to be funded over the ten
year period is $5 million. Proposed
projects include:
• school bus replacement
• technology staff
• technology upgrades (computers, infrastructure)
The school district is projecting
a reduction in enrollment over the
next several years and expects to
drop below 1,000 students in the
2023-24 school year.
The proposed expenditures appear to be in the long-term interest
of the school district. In addition,
the school board is aware that capital projects levy proceeds are only
authorized to fund the capital projects proposed in this review and
comment submission and eligible
under Minnesota Statutes, section
126C.10, subdivision 14.
Review and Comment
Statement
Based on the department’s analysis of the school district’s required
documentation and other pertinent
information from sources of the
Minnesota Department of Education, the Commissioner of Education provides a positive review and
comment.
Additional Information
is Available
Persons desiring additional information regarding this proposal
should contact the school district
superintendent’s office.
Dated: August 20,2020
/s/ Mary Cathryn Ricker, NBCT
Commissioner
Published in the
Aitkin Independent Age
September 30, 2020
1080149

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