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Voters in the South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) district approved both Bond Question 1 and Bond Question 2 requests. Voters also approved SoWashCo Schools’ request to revoke and replace the Technology Projects Levy.

SoWashCo Schools will begin design work for buildings in two phases with the goal of completing all projects within the next three years.

“We know this was a big ask for voters in hard economic times,” said Superintendent Julie Nielsen. “We are extremely grateful for our community’s support to address safety, security, growth and technology projects in our schools.”

The sale of bonds is the only method for school districts to raise enough funds for new construction, renovations and improvements to address student growth.

Bonds for Buildings

PHS Students Math

Question 1:
Safety and security enhancements and expansions and renovations at secondary schools. (Approx. $160 Million total)

  • Construct new secure entry at Park and Woodbury high schools, and Cottage Grove, Lake and Woodbury middle schools

  • Planned addition at East Ridge High School and renovations at Park and Woodbury high schools

  • Planned expansion of Oltman Middle School and renovations at Woodbury Middle School

Bond Question 1 Details

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Question 2:
Addresses elementary school space at schools projected to exceed capacity; renovations for bathrooms at five elementary schools. (Approx. $40 Million total)

  • Elementary school additions at Bailey, Grey Cloud, Pine Hill and Red Rock elementary schools

  • Construction of additional bathrooms at schools only containing a single set/four stalls: Crestview, Hillside, Pine Hill, Pullman and Royal Oaks elementary schools

Bond Question 2 Details

** Bond Question 2 is contingent on the passage of Question 1, meaning Question 2 cannot pass without the approval of Question 1.** 

Capital Project Levy (Technology Projects Levy)

Potential Boundary Adjustments

If Bond Question 1 and/or Question 2 do NOT pass, the following boundary changes will be in effect starting the 2024-2025 school year. 

These attendance boundaries would impact 427 current students.

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Tax Impact Tool

Use our online tax impact calculator to estimate the increase in property taxes the bond and levy questions would have on your household. 

Tax Impact


Answers are provided below to some of the most commonly asked questions. As the long-range facility process moves forward, this section will expand to provide more information to the community.

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