(Last Updated 7/20/20)
If the referendum is approved by voters, property taxes will increase on all properties. The tax impact is the same for residential, commercial/industrial, and homestead farm properties. For an average value home in the district ($100,000), the tax impact is $16.67 per month or $200 per year.
Tax impact for a number of residential home values is available on this GFW Tax Impact Breakdown.
You may be eligible for tax relief
Minnesota Homestead Credit Refund may provide tax relief for some property owners.
GFW has the lowest school taxes among all of its neighbors for residences and businesses, and second lowest for homestead and non-homestead farms.
What if the school district is dissolved?
In the worst case scenario, the district could face dissolution or closure. No single neighboring school district has space for all of our students, so they would be split among many districts. Taxpayers would pay the higher taxes of the neighboring district to which they are assigned, and would still have to pay off GFW’s existing debt.