“The district will hold a referendum this year to renew past referendums. It is important that all voters are informed and make time to vote on or before November 7.”
- Mayor Supple
This levy is the primary source of funding for technology in our district. It expires at the end of this school year and must be renewed by voters in the November 2023 election or the District will need to face more than $4 million in budget cuts. We are asking to renew the levy at the same rate. This local levy started in 2003 and was renewed by voters in 2013. The technology levy helps:
Richfield voters have long supported our students and schools with a local operating referendum. The operating referendum was last approved in 2017. However, it generates about half the amount per student than what most districts receive. We are asking local voters for an increase to:
You can use the Tax Impact Calculator to see how much this would affect your property taxes.
Richfield voters have long supported our students with a local operating referendum. The operating referendum was last approved in 2017. However, it generates about half the amount per student that most districts receive. We are asking local voters for an increase.
To maintain current services and programs without the renewed technology levy or operating levy increase, we will be deficit spending and reducing programs starting next school year. We are currently projecting the variance between revenues and expenditures to accrue between $3-4 million each year. (The revenue projected here includes new funding from the state.)