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2023 Referendum

Supportive Community, Great Schools, Brilliant Students 

The St. Anthony - New Brighton School District will ask residents to consider two referendum questions in the November 7, 2023 election that are focused on our commitment to continue providing rigorous and relevant instruction for our students. 

Question 1 proposes to increase the district’s Operating Levy by $890 per pupil.

If approved, the operating levy would provide $1.7M per year for 10 years beginning in 2025, which would provide funding to recruit and retain staff and support high levels of academic achievement for our students. 

Question 2 proposes to renew the district’s existing Capital Projects Levy.

If approved, the capital projects levy would provide funding for the tools and resources used in the classroom to support student learning such as books, classroom materials, computers and software.

If neither question is approved, our district will be in a deficit. We would be at risk of increasing class sizes, cutting academic and social-emotional learning programming and eliminating staff and teacher positions.

How would THEse levies benefit students?

Operating levies are an important funding source for many school districts in Minnesota. Since it was approved by voters in 2014, our operating levy has allowed the district to fund academic programming and provide a bright future for our students. The capital projects levy has improved technology infrastructure and updated curriculum creating a modern and future-focused learning environment.

After hearing from families, students, staff and community members, we worked together to focus on four key areas of improvement for our school district:
Elevate academic support and programs advancing future-focused learning. 
Increase support for our teachers through professional development and coaching.
Improve social-emotional learning and wellbeing for our students and staff.
Develop a robust recruit and retain program for highly-qualified educators.

What is the cost?

St. Anthony - New Brighton Schools is proud to be a good steward of taxpayer dollars and is committed to using funds to directly benefit our students and community. If Question 1 is approved, an average St. Anthony home valued at $375,000 would see a property tax increase of $36 per month (financials provided by Hennepin and Ramsey County and prepared by Baird Finance).

Question 2, if approved, would not result in an additional tax impact. This levy was approved in 2014 and would simply be renewed. 

Average monthly property tax increase for question 1

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How to vote 

Register to Vote

Voters in the St. Anthony - New Brighton School District can vote beginning Friday, Sept. 22, 2023.

Voters can register to vote now or check if they are already registered for the upcoming election. Registration is also available at the polling place on election day on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023.

Register to vote

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Early Voting

Early voting begins on September 22, 2023. Voters can cast their ballot early in person, by mail or through a Ramsey County election agency. 

2023 in-person absentee voting locations and hours

Ramsey County Elections - Plato Building

  • Sep. 22 - Nov. 3
    Weekdays: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, Nov. 4
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Monday, Nov. 6
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Arlington Hills Community Center

Frogtown Community Center

Ramsey County Library - Roseville

  • Oct. 20 - Nov. 3
    Weekdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Saturday, Nov. 4
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Monday, Nov. 6
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Learn how to vote by mail via absentee ballot.

Cast your vote early

Election Day

Find your polling location if you are voting in person the day of the election, Tuesday, November 7, 2023.




Have a specific question you'd like answered?

Use the "Ask a Question" form and a member of our referendum communications team will be in contact with you. 

Get more information

District administrators are presenting information regarding the referendum to community groups. Click for times and locations.

If you would like to schedule a presentation to share information with your group, please call Liz Anderson, Communications Specialist, at 612-706-1171, or email