Growing Together

  • Referendum logo. Growing Together. Vote May 11, 2021 Our Community. Our Future.

    On May 11, Lakeville Area School district residents will vote whether to approve funding to build and equip a new elementary school, including the purchase of land. The referendum request is in response to continued student and community growth, putting pressure on existing elementary school space. The School Board unanimously approved placing this request on a May 11 ballot following months of building planning discussions.

    Why Now?

    Lakeville Area Schools are Growing

    The Lakeville area is popular, in large part due to the quality of our schools. So popular, in fact, that while our total K-12 student enrollment is projected to grow more than 20% in the next decade, our elementary enrollment is projected to grow more than 20% in the next five years. Based on projections, we anticipate 1,000 more elementary students in the next five years.

    Line chart showing enrollment growth over the next decade  Bar graph showing elementary enrollment projected to grow over next few years

    Our Community is Growing

    According to the city of Lakeville: “Lakeville has been the statewide leader in single-family housing construction for several years. During the last four years more than 1,700 new homes, townhomes and apartment buildings have been approved in Lakeville. Last year alone, Lakeville added more than 550 residential buildings. Our community continues to see strong demand for housing development and is expected to see robust residential growth for the foreseeable future.” 

    Building permit growth over past four years

    We are Growing Together!

    It is the school district’s job to provide safe and appropriate learning environments for our students and our staff - this is what our community expects and our students deserve. In short, when our community grows, our schools need to grow as well.

Learn More!

  • To learn more about this vote, including details about how to vote early, the tax impact, and to see answers to frequently asked questions, visit our additional Growing Together pages in the left-hand menu or at the links below:

Questions?

  • We welcome your questions about this funding request for a new elementary school. 

    Email envelope icon Email: growingtogether@isd194.org

    Phone Icon Phone: 952-232-2076

Did You Know?

87 percent of residents rate Lakeville as an A or B