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Unofficial preliminary results - November 4, 2020

Question 1 - Operating Levy
Yes - 1,161 - 62.25%
No - 704 - 37.75%

Question 2 - Bond Referendum*
Yes - 975 - 52.17%
No - 894 - 47.83%

*Question 2 required 60% approval as a result of an unfavorable review from Minnesota Department of Education

Final results will be available after all ballots have been counted

We have mixed emotions as we share the unofficial results of the 2020 Operating Levy and Bond Referendum. Early results show that voters have approved question 1 to renew the operating levy at the proposed reduced rate, and that a majority of voters approved question 2 to build a new facility. We are extremely disappointed that despite receiving a majority of the votes, the bond question was defeated because our project was required to receive 60% voter approval. This higher threshold was required due to a last minute decision by the Minnesota Department of Education to provide an unfavorable review of our project. We know the community supports this project and will explore options in moving forward. 

These vote totals include in-person and absentee ballots received through 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 3. Due to the pandemic, the state of Minnesota is allowing absentee or mail ballots to be postmarked by November 3 and received by county elections offices by Tuesday, November 10.
We will update these results after the school board canvasses the results on Nov. 12. 

Watch the Red Rock Central Referendum Video

A message from School Board Chairman Bill Rogotzke

Dear Parents and Community Members:

Our heritage and traditions in Lamberton, Sanborn, Storden, and Jeffers run deep. At Red Rock Central, we’re proud of our communities’ histories and celebrate each of them with pride. We’re also proud of our student achievement and our school. Like our referendum theme says, we’re rock solid.

Our building is not so rock solid. Our current facility challenges are significant. The oldest part of our school building was built over 105 years ago - before World War I - with multiple additions over the years. Our school’s inefficient design limits not only instruction, accessibility, and security, but also our ability to attract and retain students and employees.

We’re holding a referendum in November to build a new school. We hope you will educate yourself about the two questions that will be on the ballot and make an informed decision. 

If you have questions, please contact Superintendent Todd Lee at
or at 507-752-7361.

Bill Rogotzke, Chair, Red Rock Central School Board

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Fast Facts

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Referendum Guide