2018 BHM Operating Referendum Information

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Find out everything regarding the upcoming BHM Operating Referendum Election here! Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Read more about why the district is need of additional funding. Learn about the tax impact to your property. Find out when and where to vote. More information will be posted as it becomes available, so keep checking back.

Operating Referendum Video--Superintendent's Public Presentation

Superintendent Dr. Scott Thielman reviews his slides from his public presentation about the 2018 operating referendum election for BHM Schools. If you couldn't make it to one of the four public presentations, this 30-minute video will fill you in on the details of this election.


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Wednesday Oct 17, 18

Special Edition Insider--October 2018 (PDF - 567.56 KB)

This issue of the Special Edition Insider includes information regarding the operating referendum. The issue includes: Superintendent Scott Thielman answers some frequently asked questions, a property tax impact chart, sample middle school schedules, how the district is spending their funds, a sample ballot, when and where to vote, and a message from BHM School Board Chair Dave Wilson. 

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Wednesday Aug 1, 18

BHM School Board Approves Levy Referendum for Election Day November 6, 2018

After a couple years of discussion, the BHM School Board approved a resolution to go out for a levy referendum during the general election this fall. Read the article for more details.

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Thursday Sep 13, 18

Just the Facts--Fact Sheet (PDF - 292.17 KB)

This is a quick one-page overview of the BHM Schools Operating Referendum that will be voted on Election Day, November 6, 2018.

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Thursday Sep 13, 18

Tax Impact (PDF - 23.66 KB)

If the BHM Schools Operating Referendum passes, find out the tax impact to your property.

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Thursday Sep 13, 18

Sample Ballot Language (PDF - 62.62 KB)

Depending on what county or township you vote in, the BHM Schools Operating Referendum question could be on the front or back of the ballot. Be sure to find it. Here is how that ballot language will read on Election Day.

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More Information

More information will be published in a special edition October Insider. The Wright County Journal-Press will highlight the four goal areas of the referendum in upcoming issues of the paper. Posts will also be made to the district's Facebook page and in school newsletter communications. An election notice will also be mailed out to all property tax paying residents in October with more inforation.

If you have questions or comments regarding the election, we have an email and hotline setup: election@bhmschools.org | 763-682-0877. If messages require a response, you can expect one within about 24-48 hours, Monday through Friday during regular operating hours.

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Schedule a Presentation

No presentation is too big or too small. If you would like to schedule a presentaion wtih Superintendent Dr. Scott Thielman, contact his secretary Anita Underberg at aunderbe@bhmschools.org or 763-682-8706. Invite him to your coffee group, lunch bunch or weekly office meeting, Dr. Thielman wants our residents to be educated on the referendum before going to the polls.


Early Voting

Can't make it to the polls on election day or just don't want to bother with possible long lines, consider voting early! Click to read for more information.

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When and Where to Vote

When to Vote
Polling places will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Where to Vote

Since this is a general election, district residents will vote in their regular polling places. To find where you vote, you can visit the state's polling place finder at: https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/

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2018 Operating Referendum Results

Results are in and the final total is: Yes--5,011 and No--9,478. District administration will now assess the budget issues and determine next steps. Look for more information to be communicated here on the website, future Insider newsletters, on Facebook and in the local news papers.