Why School Referenda Fail: Research and Best Practices for Success

Results of tax referenda over time vary significantly from state to state for a variety of reasons. In any given year, however, upwards of 50% of all school referenda seeking operating money or bonding are unsuccessful. Some factors such as demographics, the economy, anti-tax politics and the presence of organized opposition are contributing factors and […]
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GK12 - Passing Referendum In The New Normal

Passing Tax Referendum in the New Normal

The tax tolerance climate in the U.S. has become more difficult, the public school parent population has become smaller, more mobile, and more diverse – realties that today’s school districts must face when planning a tax referendum.  So how can districts best address this “new normal” and obtain the funds to manage the facility demands […]
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High-Growth Texas District Uses Geovisual Analytics to Plan for the Future

New Braunfels Independent School District adopts GuideK12™ to visualize and analyze district needs Minneapolis, MN, August 10, 2016. New Braunfels is a fast-growing school district located between San Antonio and Austin. With an annual enrollment increase of three percent multiple years in a row and higher growth rates forecasted for the future, the district needed […]
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Education Week: The boundary change game plan

The Boundary-Change Game Plan Education Week Blog By Matthew Lynch on March 7, 2016 9:09 AM A director of administrative services shares her best practices for putting together a committee, analyzing data, and engaging the community. By Kristin Tollison Before embarking on a boundary change, it is critical to have a Game Plan that ensures […]
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Faribault elementary school boundaries will change in fall 2016

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS By JERRY SMITH Members of the Faribault School Board on Monday each acknowledged that there is no perfect solution to the the boundary problem that has been plaguing the district’s elementary schools this year. At heart of the issue is the potential over-crowding of both Jefferson and Roosevelt elementary schools, […]
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Faribault school board views potential new boundaries at school board meeting | Faribault Daily News By BRITTNEY NESET Updated Jan 13, 2016 Since early November, members of the Faribault community have been working together to make new boundaries for the three elementary schools. After concerns of overpopulation at one of the elementary schools, earlier this year, the school board decided to put a committee […]
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