Nicollet School Levy Referendum 30 Oct 13

Election Days is less than a week away, and a total of 4 area school districts will be asking voters to approve levy referendums this year, including Nicollet. District residents there will be asked to approve a 3-year, $450 per-pupil referendum. Nicollet Superintendent Jack Eustice says that the additional funds will boost school revenue and enable them to build reserve funds back up again after running over-budget the past few years.. The new Nicollet school levy would expire in 2017, the same year as the district’s current levy of $1,100 per-pupil. Eustice says that recent cuts made by the district have included ag and choir programs, as well as the dean of students position. He says that passage of this new levy would allow the district to possibly add new elective programs and reinstate previously eliminated programs. Voting takes place from 7am to 8pm next Tuesday in the Community Room in the Nicollet School. Other area districts with referendums on the ballot this year include Springfield, Truman, and Wabasso.