Both Questions Get Approved!Voters went to the polls Nov. 3 and approved both of Big Lake Schools ballot questions!Question 1:
- 1,853 YES votes (71%)
- 771 NO votes (29%)
- 1,806 YES votes (69%)
- 812 NO votes (31%)
Thank You, Big Lake Voters!
You Spoke, We ListenedAfter last year’s referendum failed, Big Lake Schools spent nearly a year listening to our community about its concerns, needs and wants for the district. We learned:
- Residents feel inadequate school funding is the primary concern facing our entire community.
- Residents would like to see Big Lake Schools not just maintain its current academic offerings, but improve them.
- Community members view having up-to-date technology as an essential need, and believe Big Lake Schools needs to catch up to other districts in providing greater access to technology for teaching and learning.
- It is important to the community that Big Lake Schools is able to offer programs and services that attract students to the district.
School Board ActionOn July 23, the Big Lake School Board approved two funding questions for a November 3 special election, which were formulated based on community feedback gathered.
Question 1: approval of an operating levy increase of $475 per pupil to maintain and improve academic offeringsQuestion 2: approval of a $400,000 per year technology/capital projects levy to transform teaching and learningClick on each question above to learn more about it.