For all the same reasons to move school board elections to the even years, so should be the levy referendums.

According to The Free Press, the 2017 board and levy were determined by 13% of of the electorate. The 2018 election turnout was 82%.

Do we really want 13% of voters to determine levy outcomes that effect all of the taxpayers for years to come? I think not! Remember being told that the new levy was just a slight increase over the previous levy? You have to wonder how many voters realized that the previous levy was also being renewed.

That may have changed voter turnout. Lots of talk these days about transparency. I think most of the readers can see right through what the school board's intentions are.

Move the levy and board election vote to even years.  I would rather have 80 percent of the voters determining 100 percent of the taxpayers' obligation.

Robert L. Anderson

North Mankato

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