Bond Referendum 2023

On February 14, Melrose Area Public School residents will vote whether to approve funding to address our critical building needs.

Strong Schools Build Strong Communities

Why Now? The needs are real and not going away.

For more than two years, the District and community facilities task force has been working to develop a comprehensive long-range facility plan. We’ve remained committed to bringing forth a plan that prioritizes the most critical needs. Areas of our high school building are more than 50 years old and in need of maintenance and construction upgrades.

Melrose Area Public School residents pay the least in school taxes compared to neighboring districts. We cannot fall behind. We need to stay competitive with schools around us. Let's work together for our kids, our communities and our future.

Community Meeting Presentation

What will be on the ballot?

The district will hold a special election on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 seeking voter approval of one ballot question.

QUESTION 1 would authorize the district to issue up to $34,805,000 for acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities including the construction and equipping of a new Career and Technical Education auto shop addition; the renovation of existing Career and Technical Education classrooms and labs; the construction and equipping of a new swimming pool facility; conversion of the existing pool facility into a multi-purpose activity space and storage; replacement of the High School gymnasium floor; remodeling and updates to locker rooms and related spaces; HVAC improvements; the replacement of tennis courts; ADA-accessibility improvements to locker rooms and other spaces; and site, grading, and utility improvements.

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Voting Information

Absentee Voting: January 3, 2023 - February 13, 2023

In-person absentee voting will ONLY be available at the Melrose Area Public Schools district office.

Weekdays at Melrose Area Public Schools District Office


7 am - 3:30 pm

546 5th Ave NE, Melrose, MN 56352

If you would like an absentee ballot mailed out you can contact Tammy Oliver at Melrose Area Public Schools. She will send you an absentee ballot application and you can return it directly to the county or send it back to the school and I will forward it to the county. An absentee ballot will be mailed to you once the application is received.

Click here to print the Absentee Ballot Application.

Please mail absentee ballot application to:

Stearns County Service Center
% Election Office
3301 County Rd. 138
Waite Park MN 56387

If you have any other questions, please call Tammy Oliver at 320-256-5613 or email her at

Vote on election day: Tuesday, February 14, 2023


225 1st St NE, Melrose, MN 56352

Community Meetings

Melrose City Center
January 9 at 7 pm
January 10 at 12:30 pm
*for the bilingual population

St. Rosa Community Park
January 10 at 7 pm

New Munich Church Basement
January 11 at 7 pm

Freeport City Hall
January 12 at 7 pm

Greenwald Pub
January 17 at 7 pm

Extra Inning in Spring Hill
January 18 at 7 pm

Meire Grove City Hall
January 19 at 7 pm