There will be two questions on a November 5, 2019 ballot.

On March 19, 2019 the Rochester Public School Board unanimously approved the calling of a special election for issuing general obligation school building bonds.

A brief summary of what this means:

  • The first question will address capacity at elementary and middle schools, safety at all school sites, additional land purchases for future elementary and high school growth, and auditorium upgrades at all three high schools. The investment for the projects included in the first question is $171.4 million. 
  • The second question, contingent on the first question passing, will address closing and repurposing the middle school pools to save money and reduce operating costs, in addition to building a competition level pool at Century High School and updating the pool dive well at Mayo High School. The investment for the projects included in the second question is $9.5 million. 
  • If question one and two passed, the total for both questions would equal a $180.9 million referendum. 


Learn about the Referendum.

The District is operating near capacity with significant growth projected to occur in the next five years. Safety of our students and staff is a top priority. 

Frequently Asked Questions.

Referendums and School District Finance can be confusing. The Frequently Asked Questions page is to help you check the facts or submit a question.

How to Vote.

Vote early by an absentee ballot beginning September 20th or on Election Day, November 5th at your poling place. Learn more.