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Dakota Board approves resolution for April referendum question

Purpose is to provide resources for facilities and programs without raising the total tax rate

After discussing the topic for over a year, the board adopted a resolution to place a referendum question on April 2017 election ballot. The total tax rate following a successful referendum will not increase due to the fact that the last payment for the 1999 building bond will have been paid.  Additionally, in conjunction with an increased Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV) for the 2016 tax year, the total tax rate will actually decrease from the 2015 rate and remain level at that rate following a successful referendum.  The Dakota School Board believes that this is a unique opportunity to provide resources to support the future of the district in regard to the critical areas of facilities and programming.  It is also particularly important due to the state's lack of funding to public school over the past several years.