There will be two ballot questions before voters on Nov. 6.
*** See Richfield Patch's Election Guide for more information on local, state and national races, as well as ballot questions and candidate profiles. *** With the current referendum set to expire at the end of the 2012-13 school year, the Richfield School Board has prepared two questions for voters. The first question will ask voters if they would like to renew the existing levy. If the renewal passes, there will be no additional property tax increase, as there are no additional funds requested. The second question, however, will ask voters if they would support a roughly $60 increase in per pupil spending if the renewal passes. This would result in a property tax increase of $16 per year for the average homeowner. The $16 figure was …
Teacher Kathy Luebbe responds to a Letter to the Editor written by resident Molly Illes.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Dear Ms. Illes, I appreciate your support of Sheridan Hills Elementary School. As a teacher at the Richfield Dual Language School, I must say that your son would have flourished in our school as well. He would have done well at the R-STEM School or Centennial School. I am proud to be a Richfield teacher. It is always good to hear the truth of how hard our teachers and support staff and leaders work to deliver quality instruction. Why? It is because our mission statement gives us the reason: we are building life-longer learners. I am pleased that you have found this to be true for your son. Please affirm our district by voting YES for both referendums on November 6 and encouraging all your friends who are Richfield residents to do the …