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.



Coming soon!


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

Absentee voting will ONLY be available at the Redwood Area district office.
Early voting starts February 24 - April 10 (weekdays)
7:30am - 4:00 pm

An absentee ballot application will need to be received in the district office. If a voter is not registered we would also have to get them registered to vote. All Absentee Ballots will either need to be returned or mailed to the district office.

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

Vote on election day: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Redwood Area Community Center

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

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