Minnesota’s Truth in Taxation Law requires that cities, counties and school districts follow certain steps before adopting a tax levy for the following year. One important part of that law requires a mailed notice to each property owner in the county, which describes the tax levies proposed by the city, county and school district and what percent increase (decrease) such a levy would mean in dollars.
Judge Randy Peterson Former Senator Education Finance Committee
“ As a practical matter, school districts really don’t have very much authority, any meaningful authority anyway, over their local taxing decisions. With the exception of decisions to build school buildings and the excess-levy referendums...school district taxing decisions are pretty much a matter of state law...”
School District Budget Current School Year 2010-2011