Whether or not the Sartell-St. Stephen School District builds a new High School is in the hands of voters on Tuesday. The one-question referendum is asking for $105.8 million in bond funding for the new school and for updates to buildings district-wide.
The Sartell-St. Stephen school board approved a special election and ballot containing a $105.8 million question for a new high school and facility updates district wide. The sample ballot comes with one question and highlights in all capital letters at the end: "By Voting "Yes" on this ballot question, you are voting for a property tax increase."
A bond referendum for Sartell facility updates, including the building of a new high school, could be held as early as May. The district has two possible timelines for a vote, May 31st, or the general election in November. Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert says the district is hoping to select a plan next month.