Montevideo School District residents would likely reject a $47.1 million referendum to fund the construction of a new elementary school and various upgrades to the middle school, according a recent community survey. The survey was mailed to each household in the district in early September to gauge support for various referendum plans. Click here to view the full results on the district website. 

“It appears that our tax tolerance level is closer to the 40 to 42 million dollar range,” said Superintendent Dr. Luther Heller. “It’s a little disappointing, but it gives us an opportunity to see – what types of things can we do?”

In this interview, Dr. Heller discusses the results and considers next steps: