Posted on Sep 29, 2017
At this week's meeting Dr. Teri Staloch presented information on the two school funding requests that will be on the November 7th ballot.  
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools (PLSAS) has a good problem: it is a popular and growing school district. Families have been and continue to move into the district to attend the PLSAS schools, which are known for quality teaching staff, great academics and E-STEM opportunities.. 

Based on extensive analysis of this continued enrollment growth and recommendations from a community-based Facilities Task Force, the School Board approved placing two school funding requests on the November 7 ballot:

Question 1: $109.3M in 20-year bonds to add space for the growing enrollment

    • New elementary school
    • Classroom space and other additions and renovations to several elementary and both middle schools
    • High school additions and renovations including classrooms, expanded cafeteria, increased gym spaces for physical education classes, additional parking lot
    • New Bridges Area Learning Center

Question 2: Renew and increase operating levy to $924 per student for 10 years to fund staff and operations for our growing enrollment

    • Continues existing operating levy that funds current schools and staff
    • Provides additional operating funds needed to hire staff, equip and operate the new schools and spaces in Q1
If both requests are approved by voters, the tax impact on a $300,000 home will be less than $21.50 per month.
For more information please watch this quick video on the district website or attend one of these informational sessions:
Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 PM at Prior Lake High School
Thursday, October 12, 7:00 PM at the District Services Center
All Prior Lake and Savage residents are encouraged to vote.  Polls will be open on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 7:00am until 8:00pm. Absentee ballots will be available starting Sept 22. To find your polling location, visit or call (952) 226-0010.