Voters in the Lyle School District will be heading to the polls today to decide whether or not to increase the district’s operating referendum authority from $840 to $850 per pupil unit per year for the next 10 years.  KAUS News spoke with Brian Boysen, the Superintendent of the Lyle School District who stated that the main reason the district is requesting the funding increase is because school funding from the State of Minnesota has not kept up with the pace of inflation since 2002-2003…

Boysen went on to state that it’s been some time since the Lyle School District last asked its voters for a per-pupil revenue increase….

Boysen also stated that district-wide meetings concerning the referendum question have been held prior to Election Day, and he also talked about what will happen if the referendum does not pass….

Voting for citizens in the district will take place Tuesday at Lyle Township Hall, which is in downtown Lyle from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you are out of town when voting takes place, contact the Mower County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office at 437-9535 about voting absentee, or stop into their office in the Government Center in downtown Austin to obtain an absentee ballot.