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5 Tips for School Referendum Communication

Over the past decade, one item has single-handedly had the greatest impact on the success of school building referendums: Communication. It’s not that communication wasn’t important before then. Just... > READ MORE

How Important is School Referendum Timing?

It seems like everyone has a theory on how the calendar impacts the success of a school building referendum. Some advocate for November, except in the case of a presidential election year. Some say avoid... > READ MORE

Ag2School Tax Credit Passed: Now What?

Until now, the likelihood of a school bond referendum passing depended greatly on where the school district was located in Minnesota. In metropolitan areas, school referendums pass at a higher rate than... > READ MORE

Three Groups Impacting a School Referendum’s Success

School bonding referendums are challenging no matter where you live. Generally, people support education and want the best for the kids in the community. But that does not necessarily mean a referendum... > READ MORE

Planning a School Expansion? Here’s What to Do When

As we begin a new school facility planning process, I’m often asked the same question: What do we need to do when? There can be many moving parts, leading up to one vote. Knowing all the steps and how... > READ MORE