About the Capital Projects Levy for Technology (Tech Levy) Renewal
Click here or on the video below to watch an informational overview video about our tech levy renewal. The ballot language is available here.
A primary source of technology funding at Mahtomedi Public Schools is a voter-approved Capital Projects Levy for Technology (commonly called a technology levy). The technology levy funds staff and student devices, critical technology infrastructure, training and tech support, and essential teaching and learning tools.This levy has been in place since 2002 and is up for renewal by voters in our community on November 2, 2021.
Maintaining (Not Increasing) Our Existing Tax Rate
A renewal of the capital projects levy for technology means maintaining (not increasing) our existing tax rate. A renewal would provide sustainable, ongoing funding for our current technology devices and technology support for our students and staff.
We remain committed to innovation and being responsible stewards of our resources. Since 2018, our district has worked to reestablish fiscal stability. In 2021, the district budget reserve is now stable and above the Mahtomedi School Board policy of 8%. We have maximized all local, state, and federal grant funding as well as voter-approved funding to support our district’s technology needs. This responsible, mixed-funding approach helped us quickly support and respond to technology needs in our district during COVID-19. We will continue this mixed-funding approach and focus on improving our classroom tools, creating support for instructional innovation, ensuring we maintain our infrastructure and security, and providing critically important staff support and professional learning about technology.
With the strategic plan guiding our work, we will move forward with the following funding priorities for the levy renewal:
About the Renewal