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Residents Asked to Fill Out Survey Regarding Referendum for Rochester Public Schools

February 03, 2019 09:33 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- This weekend residents in Rochester received a survey from the Rochester Public Schools asking them questions about funding priorities and potential projects.

In the survey, several proposed school district projects aimed at improving school safety and solving the issue of overcrowding at Rochester schools were highlighted.

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The purpose of the survey is to find out how taxpayers think overcrowding issues should be addressed and how much money they are willing to pay for property taxes.  The survey also asks questions regarding what kind of expansion or improvement projects the money should cover.

In the survey, the base plan includes building a new elementary school and a new middle school, reconstructing two existing elementary schools and improving school safety in the district.  The survey mentions this project would cost $163 million.

There are other several options that include more projects and cost more. The largest proposal costs $219.4 million which covers multiple projects.

The last time Rochester Public Schools asked for money through a referendum was back in 2015.

According to the Rochester Public Schools website, the surveys are due by February 22nd and results will be presented to the school board on March 5th.

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