On April 11th, 2023, Redwood Area Public School residents will vote whether to approve funding in the amount of $46,630,000 to construct and equip a new PreK - 4th grade elementary school to ensure a quality education space into the future. The district is proposing a single-question bond.


Since August of 2022:

• A site has been identified; the current Reede Gray location.

• Second opinion on Reede Gray from an Independent contractor.

• A concept site layout will be made available as a visual.

• Childcare expansion for ages 0-2 has been removed from the proposal.

• The overall cost was reduced, despite inflation and interest increases.

• One question focusing on the need for a new elementary school.


What is on the ballot?
Question: Shall the School board of Independent School District No. 2897 (Redwood Area Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $46,630,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a new P-K-4 elementary school, the decommissioning of the existing Reede Gray Elementary School site, the acquisition of land adjacent to that site for use in the construction of the new elementary school; and the construction of related site and grading improvements, concrete walkways, curbs, parking lots and play surfaces?

Voting Information

Vote Early In-Person at the Redwood Area district office.
Vote early now through April 10 (weekdays)
7:30am - 4:00pm

Redwood Area School District Office
100 George Ramseth Drive
Redwood Falls, MN 56283

Vote By Mail by requesting an absentee ballot.
Download the absentee ballot application, fill it out and return your completed absentee application to the Redwood Area School District Office or email it to Tom Anderson at

Vote On Election Day: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Redwood Area Community Center
8:00am - 8:00pm

Redwood Area Community Center
901 Cook Street
Redwood Falls, MN 56283

Voter Registration
If you are not registered to vote or need to update your registration information, you may do so at the polling on Election Day.  You will be required to provide proof of residency when registering.  You can check the Secretary of State’s website to see if you are registered at your current address. Visit the Redwood City Election website for more information regarding proof of residence options to register.

Community Informational Meetings

Saturday, Feb 25th 9:00-10:00 am at Reede Gray Elementary

Saturday, March 11th 9:00-10:00 am at Reede Gray Elementary

Tuesday, March 28th 7:00-8:00 pm at Reede Gray Elementary