District 88 Levy Referendum 27 Jul 12

The New Ulm District 88 School Board on Thursday unanimously agreed to ask voters to approve a levy referendum this November. District 88 Superintendent Harold Remme says that the 10-year, $575 per-pupil referendum would raise nearly $1.3-million in revenue for the district. A total of approximately $3-million in budget cuts have been made by District 88 over the last 3 years. In other business Thursday, the school board voted to reject all of the bids received for the purchase of the District Administrative Center former New Ulm Middle School building. The district will instead directly negotiate the terms of the sale with the highest bidder, Eagle Development, which wants to convert the school portion of the building to senior apartments, and would allow the district to lease the auditorium for a dollar a year. The negotiations will likely take several months.