In about two weeks, our Osseo Area Schools community will determine whether critical school building needs will be addressed. Make a plan to vote:
- Option 1: Vote early between now and Monday, Nov. 6. You can vote early by mail or in person. To vote early by mail request an early voting ballot via the City of Brooklyn Park’s election website. To vote early in person head to Brooklyn Park City Hall’s multipurpose room at 5200 85th Ave. N between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; or between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4.
- Option 2: Vote on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 7. Go to pollfinder.sos.mn.gov to find your election day polling location. Then visit your designated polling location between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Please note school is not in session this day.
Get informed! Remember: the one-question ballot focuses on critical school building needs with regard to safety, learning and space. If approved by voters, proposed projects would address districtwide needs, including for: schools in Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center, schools in the city of Osseo and surrounding area and schools in Maple Grove. This list of ten reasons why a bond referendum is being held is a helpful summary.
- Projects to improve safety/security would not proceed.
- Crowded conditions and large class sizes would continue. Attendance boundary adjustments would be required at all levels to provide relief, which is estimated to move 6,000 students from their current schools.
- Learning spaces would continue to age and become less relevant.
- Inconsistent learning experiences would continue.
- Budget cuts would be required. Projected to be at least $31 million (approx. 300 jobs).