Capital Projects Levy falls on General Election Ballot

Capital Projects Levy falls on General Election Ballot

November 10, 2020 ---School News - KKIN/KFGI/KLKS/WWWI News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold (11/10/20)

(Aitkin, MN) — The results from last week’s 2020 General Elections was not kind to the Aitkin Public School District and the Capital Projects Levy that did not pass on 51-to-48 percent vote out of the 27 precincts in Aitkin County.

The Levy, which would go towards covering costs related to the purchase, replacement, support, and maintenance of technology and school buses and school-related transportation vehicles over a 10-year period totaling $5 million (or $500,000 per year), did not gain the public’s favor. Aitkin Public Schools Superintendent Dan Stifter says the failed Levy will now force the District to take a deeper look at programs and expenses that will need to be adjusted.

Of the adjustments, unfortunately for the District, budget cuts are going to be made.

More on our conversation with Aitkin Public Schools Superintendent at