Richfield voters have spoken and the Richfield Public Schools District won't receive . There were 2,419 votes cast against the referendum and 2,167 in favor, according to unofficial results.
Without the additional funding, schools will likely be forced to cut more staff, thereby raising class sizes throughout the district. that high school classes will likely be in the 40s and elementary classes in the 30s without the additional funding.
In addition to declining to pass the levy, voters elected (1,671), (1,340 votes) and incumbent (1,238) to the Richfield School Board.
More election results can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website. The office has yet to rule the results official.
Stay tuned as Richfield Patch works to gather the newly electeds' reactions, voter turnout details and more.