Referendum Information
Following the May 14, 2019 Election

Since the failed May 2019 vote for a new high school, we have had many community members ask, "What happens next?"  Since May we have continued to listen to our community to help form the next steps for the district.   Below, are a few of the many ways our community has participated in sharing their voice.

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Community Listening Sessions
Many community members expressed a desire to participate in discussions with Owatonna Public Schools to offer feedback and ideas after the failed high school referendum on May 14.  The first community listening session was held on June 3, 2019 at Owatonna Middle School.  Two more listening sessions were held on June 25 at the library and at Owatonna Middle School.  You may click the links below for notes from the listening sessions. 

Listening Session Notes
June 3, 2019 Listening Session (unabridged)
Top 5 From All Categories (June 25, 2019)






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Morris Leatherman Community Survey
In July, a randomized phone survey will be conducted within our community from Morris Leatherman to gather more feedback about the high school and failed referendum. The school board will review the results of the community phone survey at the Tuesday, July 23 special school board work session.  The work session will be held at 5:30 PM at the Owatonna Public Schools District Office, 515 West Bridge Street. 

For more information about school board meetings, click here.