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Cambridge-Isanti Referendum in November

Voters in the surrounding areas will be asked to vote on a two part operating referendum for the Cambridge-Isanti school district next month.

The board had attempted a referendum last year in November which ended up failing with over 60% of voters voting against.

Currently, the district sits at the bottom 7% in the state in per student spending and funding and last compared to surrounding districts.

The district will look to ask residents to increase school funding by $565 per student to help retain teachers, reduce class sizes and provide student support.

A second contingent question would be to increase funding by an additional $121 per student to allow for college readiness support and expand vocational and technical opportunities.

If both questions passed, taxpayers would see a cost of around $145 per year on a house valued at $200,000.

For more information regarding the upcoming referendum vote, you can check out the Cambridge-Isanti School District website.

The referendum vote will take place on Tuesday, November 2nd.

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