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With the goals of Improving Safety, Expanding our Career and Technical Curriculum, Retaining Efficient Curriculum Spaces, and Increasing the Use of our Community Spaces; the Osakis School Board approved a Special Election to occur on November 7, 2023 and consider two Ballot Questions - Ballot Question 1 - $29,900,000 and Ballot Question 2 - $5,500,000. This page holds all information explaining the reasons for this Special Election and the impact this decision will have on the future of our School and Community.
Recent updates on this project are below:
10/27/2023 - The Referendum Factsheet, Project Design Handout, and the School Newsletter were included in this week's edition of the Osakis Anchor (delivered to all homes in the 56360 ZIP code and available at the Post Office and District Office for FREE.
10/11/2023 - Meeting Materials from the October 11, Community Meeting are posted in the Documents section below.
10/4/2023 - Meeting Materials from the September 20, Community Meeting are posted in the Documents section below.
9/20/23 - Message from Superintendent Dahlheimer
8/31/23 - View the Referendum Update that was sent out in an August issue of the Osakis Anchor
Coffee in the Community with Board Chair, Dr. Michael Collins and Superintendent Justin Dahlheimer at 8:00am on Friday, November 3rd at Abundant Life Cafe
Please reach out to Superintendent Dahlheimer if you have questions!
Osakis Public School - ISD 213 will be conducting a special election on November 7, 2023.
Absentee Voting Information
Location : Osakis Public School, 500 East First Avenue, Osakis Minnesota, 56360 - Use East Parking and Enter District Office.
Date/Times Available to Vote: September 22 - November 6, 2023 - Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm
Voting by mail - You can download an application for absentee ballot HERE. Please fill out this application and mail it to our District Office at:
Osakis Public School
Attn: Lisa Lien
PO Box X
Osakis MN, 56360
You will be mailed an absentee ballot that you will use to vote per the instructions included in that ballot.
November 7th Voting Information:
Location: Ed Pollard Community Center, 20 West Nokomis Street, Osakis, Minnesota 56360
Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm
Ballot Question #1
Parking and Safety Improvements Addressing Known Issues
Career and Technical Instruction/Pathways to the Trades:
Music and Auditorium Improvements:
Special Education Spaces
Ballot Question #2
Wrestling Room/Multipurpose Room Expansion
Athletic Complex Overview - Space Demands
Track and Field - Unsafe, Inadequate for Competition
Fall/Spring - Space Needs, Benefits of Synthetic Turf
Bus Garage/Tennis Courts Project
Staff Facilities Survey
Community Listening Session
January 2023-February 2023
Facilities Planning Team Formation
March 2023 - April 2023
Presentation of Findings to School Board
Discussion of Options and Costs
Staff Facilities Worksession
Community Worksession 1
Community Work Session 2
Community Worksession 3
Community Worksession 4
Submission of Project for State Review and Comment
School Board Approval to Go to Referendum
Favorable Opinion from State on Referendum Proposal
Community Meeting on Referendum
Community Meeting on Referendum
Coffee in the Community Meetings
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