Ballot Information

What will the ballot say? 
At their December 4, 2017 meeting, the District 197 School Board approved the following language to appear on the May 8 election ballot.

“Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 197 (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $117,000,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including construction and remodeling at all elementary schools, both middle schools, and Henry Sibley High School; the completion of construction, renovation and maintenance of classrooms, common spaces, labs, cafeterias, kitchens, and administrative or other instructional spaces at all school sites and facilities; the construction of improvements to provide appropriate access within all facilities to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act; the construction, renovation and maintenance to activity and athletic sites and facilities; the construction of improvements to parking lots, traffic flow, and drop-off and pick-up locations; and the completion of various deferred maintenance and infrastructure improvement projects at existing school sites and facilities?”