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Unofficial results: District 833 referendum Questions 1, 2 and 3 approved

With all precincts reporting, voters have approved referendum Questions 1, 2 and 3 on the ballot for South Washington County Schools. The results are unofficial and will not be official until the School Board canvasses the results on Nov. 16.

“Thank you to our community for their outpouring of support for our schools,” said Superintendent Keith Jacobus. “We appreciate our citizens taking the time to understand the issues and being engaged in the process.”

The approval of Question 1 means the district will continue to receive a $15.3 million operating levy annually over the next 10 years. Question 1 has been a part of the budget for two decades. The approval of Question 2 means the district will receive an additional $7.5 million operating levy annually over the next 10 years. The approval shows the community recognizes the need as planned for by the School Board in 2015. The approval of Question 3 provides the district with $2 million a year for 10 years in capital project funding that will be dedicated to technology expenses.

While the approval of these three questions will give us the money we need to restore the district’s health, we will continue our work to be effective stewards of tax payer dollars and look for efficiencies wherever possible. Together we will work to ensure every student has access to tools they need to succeed.

The top four candidates elected to the district’s School Board for terms of four years are: Patricia Driscoll, Katie Schwartz, Tracy Brunnette and Sharon H. Van Leer.

The top candidate elected to the district’s School Board for terms of two years is Heather Hirsch.

Complete election results can be seen here.