Voters in Winona will be asked to set aside money
to improve technology in their schools when they head
to the polls.
The Winona Area School District has two questions
for residents on this year's ballot.
The first question asks voters to approve a 10-year
extension of the district's current operating levy
which is set to expire next year.
Because the question is not asking for an increase
to the levy .
an extension would not mean an increase in property
The second question is contingent on the approval
of the first question .
and would create a new technology levy of one million
dollars per year to help pay for new devices for students
over the next decade.
This is the future of education.
And so for me, this is about this tool is the new
textbook of its day, no more fixed textbooks.
A device like this allows real-time curriculum to
always be in place for our kids.
If approved .
the technology levy question would mean a small tax
increase for Winona residents.
Taxes would go up by an average of 24 dollars per
year on a 100-thousand dollar home.