Next year, the Minneapolis Public Schools wants to increase their share of your property taxes by four percent.
According to an op-ed by MPS Superintendent Bernadiea Johnson published last month in the Southwest Journal, the district wants to raise an additional $6.7 million from taxpayers, or a $61 increase over last year's tax bill. The money will pay for extra classroom space the district is building or wants to build, fund "much-needed" repair and maintenance, and manage class size, Johnson wrote.
For some, that information is enough. For those of a more curious persuasion, however, Johnson's op-ed is the barest of bones. They will get three chances to put their questions to MPS administrators this week about the details of the tax increase:
- Tuesday Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at the district's new headquarters building, 1250 West Broadway Avenue.
- Thursday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. at the start of the monthly Area C Parents' Meeting at Jefferson Community School, 1200 West 26th Street.
- Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. at district headquarters.