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INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 192

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 192

(FARMINGTON)

STATE OF MINNESOTA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special election has been called and will be held in and for Independent School District No. 192 (Farmington), State of Minnesota, on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, for the purpose of voting on the following questions:

SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1

REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION;

APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION

The school board of Independent School District No. 192 (Farmington) has proposed to revoke the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $179.99 per pupil and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $600 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be an increase of $420.01 per pupil over the amount of the revoked authorization. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

YES Shall the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 192 be approved?

NO

BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX

INCREASE.

SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT

QUESTION 2

APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT

CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION

The school board of Independent School District No. 192 (Farmington) has also proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 2.528% times the net tax capacity of the school district to provide funds for the purchase and installation of software and technology equipment and the support and maintenance of technology. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $750,000 for taxes payable in 2008, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $7,500,000. The projects to be funded have received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education.

YES Shall the capital project levy proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 192 be approved?

NO BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX

INCREASE.

SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 3

APPROVAL OF REFERENDUM

REVENUE AUTHORIZATION

The school board of Independent School District No. 192 (Farmington) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by an additional $200 per pupil. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

YES If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent

School District No. 192 also be approved?

NO

BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX

INCREASE.

Passage of School District Ballot Question 1, School District Ballot Question 2 or School District Ballot Question 3 will result in an increase in your property taxes.

The annual dollar increases for typical residential homesteads, agricultural homesteads, apartments, commercial-industrial properties, and most other classes of property within the school district for taxes payable in 2008 are as shown in the table below.

For agricultural property (both homestead and non-homestead), the taxes for School District Ballot Questions 1 and 3 will be based on the value of the house, garage and surrounding one acre of land only. There will be no referendum taxes paid on the value of other agricultural lands and buildings. For seasonal residential recreational property (i.e. cabins), there will be no taxes paid for School District Ballot Questions 1 and 3.

** For agricultural homestead property, a value of $150,000 was assumed for the house, garage and one acre.

The combined polling places for this election and the precincts served by those polling places will be as follows:

COMBINED POLLING PLACE:

District Instructional Services Center Gym

510 Walnut Street

Farmington, Minnesota 55024

This combined polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 192 located in the City of Farmington, Precincts 1 and 2; the City of Lakeville, Precinct 1; and Castle Rock, Eureka and Hampton Townships; Dakota County, Minnesota.

COMBINED POLLING PLACE:

Akin Road Elementary School Gym

5231 195th Street West

Farmington, Minnesota 55024

This combined polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 192 located in the City of Farmington, Precincts 4, 5 and 6; Dakota County, Minnesota.

COMBINED POLLING PLACE:

Empire Township Hall

3385 197th Street

Farmington, Minnesota 55024

This combined polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 192 located in Empire and Vermillion Townships; Dakota County, Minnesota.

COMBINED POLLING PLACE:

North Trail Elementary School Gym

5580 170th Street West

Farmington, Minnesota 55024

This combined polling place serves all territory in Independent School District No. 192 located in the City of Farmington, Precinct 3; and the City of Lakeville, Precincts 8 and 13; Dakota County, Minnesota.

Any eligible voter residing in the school district may vote at said election at the combined polling place designated for the precinct in which he or she resides. The polls for said election will be opened at 7:00 o'clock a.m. and will close at 8:00 o'clock p.m. on the date of said election.

A voter must be registered to vote to be eligible to vote in this election. An unregistered individual may register to vote at the combined polling place on election day.

Dated: September 10, 2007.

BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD

Terry Donnelly

School District Clerk

Independent School District No. 192

(Farmington)

State of Minnesota

10/18-10/25

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