Schools on the ballot: Breaking down district referenda
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - There are 81 referendum questions regarding public schools on ballots around the state — including 24 districts in our viewing area.
Oregon School District Superintendent Dr. Leslie Bergstrom and Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Superintendent Dr. Dana Monogue sat down with NBC15 on Thursday to preview some of the referenda in the area, and what they mean.
Dr. Bergstrom and Dr. Monogue break down what the referenda address specifically, and what’s at stake as we approach the midterm election on November 8.
For MCPASD, the district would receive nearly $25 million to help with operation costs like maintaining school buses and providing meals for students.
Above all, Dr. Monogue said the district will use nearly 80% of the funds to remain competitive in the teacher labor market.
Although not recurring, the operational referendum for MCPASD would impact taxpayers over the next four years.
Based on an assessed property value of $100 thousand, the first year would cost $7, then $53 in year two and around $38 in years three and four.
Dr. Monogue said the district surveyed 17 thousand residents to determine the support for a referendum this election, which resulted in positive feedback.
The last time a referendum passed for MCPASD was in 2018.
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