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Wrenshall Residents Reject 3rd School District Referendum

Wrenshall voters are deciding on a third school district referendum in the last 2 years. Voters have rejected two referendum requests since April 2017. Wrenshall voters are deciding on a third school district referendum in the last 2 years. Voters have rejected two referendum requests since April 2017. | 

Updated: May 15, 2019 04:02 AM

Wrenshall voters have rejected a third school district referendum in the last 2 years. 

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The district on Tuesday asked voters to approve renovations and improvements to the school building totalling $14.4 million. The vote did not pass with a 95-vote difference, according to the Pine Journal.

Voters also rejected two referendum requests since April 2017.

The previous $12.5 million referendum failed in November. The recent proposal was similar to the previous once expect the board this time was planning to convert the pool area to more classrooms instead of restoring it to its original use. 

Some of the priorities included replacing heating and ventilation of parts of the school built in the 1950s and 1960s. 

The approval of the referendum would have led to an increase in property taxes. The owner of a homestead valued at $150,000 would have paid an additional $288 per year as a result of the referendum.

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