Hopkins Public Schools proposes a 0.7% percent levy increase for 2021

On Dec. 1, Hopkins Public Schools held a public hearing on the amount of property taxes it proposes to pay for the costs of services the schools will provide in 2021. The board will canvass the levy at the Dec. 8 School Board meeting. Hopkins is committed to using its levy authority to meet the needs of present and future students and to only levy for the funds that it needs. Hopkins proposed a 0.7 percent increase in the school district levy for property taxes payable in 2021. The increased levy would help us manage class sizes and invest in the operations, maintenance and updating of our schools. A virtual public hearing was held on Dec. 1 and residents could share their public comments prior to that meeting through a form. Due to the pandemic, Hopkins Schools is offering two more options for residents to provide feedback prior to the the levy being certified by the School Board on Dec. 8. 


Option 1: Watch the Truth in Taxation presentation that was presented to the Hopkins School Board on Dec. 1 and submit feedback, questions or comments using this form. You will receive a response from a representative of Hopkins Public Schools within 48 hours. The form will be open until Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. You can also contact Board members via phone or email.  


Option 2: Share your comment, feedback or question in person. Board Chair Jennifer Bouchard, Superintendent Dr. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed and Director of Business Services Tariro Chapinduka will be available from 4-5 p.m. at Hopkins Public Schools, 1001 Hwy 7, Rm 233. You will be required to wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols.