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Vote now through Saturday, on Monday, or on election day, Nov. 7

Vote now through Saturday, on Monday, or on election day, Nov. 7

In days, our Osseo Area Schools community will determine whether critical school building needs will be addressed. Make a plan to vote and ensure your family, friends and neighbors have a plan also:  

  • Option 1: Vote early between now and Monday, Nov. 6. Head to Brooklyn Park City Hall’s multipurpose room at 5200 85th Ave. N during the following hours. Please note: this is the early voting location for all Osseo Area Schools voters. 
    • From Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Friday, Nov. 3 the hours are between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
    • On Saturday, Nov. 4 the hours are between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
    • On Monday, Nov. 6 the hours are between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Option 2: Vote on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 7. Go to pollfinder.sos.mn.gov to find your election day polling location. Then visit your designated polling location between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Please note school is not in session this day.  

Remember: the one-question ballot focuses on critical school building needs with regard to safety, learning and space. If approved by voters, proposed projects would address districtwide needs, including for:

This list of ten reasons why a bond referendum is being held is a helpful summary.  

So what happens if the referendum fails

  • Projects to improve safety/security would not proceed.
  • Crowded conditions and large class sizes would continue. Attendance boundary adjustments would be required at all levels to provide relief, which is estimated to move 6,000 students from their current schools. 
  • Learning spaces would continue to age and become less relevant. 
  • Inconsistent learning experiences would continue.
  • Budget cuts would be required. Projected to be at least $31 million (approx. 300 jobs).

Questions? Email BetterFuture@district279.org, call 763-391-8990 or visit district279.org/BetterFuture.

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