MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis Public School Board officials are asking voters to renew the district’s current budget that covers operating costs.

Specifically, it funds 591 classroom teachers to manage and help reduce class sizes across the district, 82 academic and behavioral specialists, 81 teachers and support staff for English learners, math, science, and early literacy curriculum and materials and classroom technology.

Officials say 8 years ago, voters approved raising property taxes.

On November 8th, if approved, taxes would remain the same for nine years.

If the referendum does not pass, district officials say they will have to make difficult decisions about which programs and expenses to cut, and how to manage without that funding.

Log on to the Minneapolis Public Schools website for more information on the referendum.