Southern Door Seeks Referendum on Revenue Limit Override

A statement has been issued in light of the decision by the Southern Door Board of Education Monday to schedule a referendum vote on a one-year revenue limit override proposed for the 2015/16 school year. If district voters agree, the revenue cap would be exceeded by $390,000 on a one-time basis. School Board President Chuck Bretl said the action was the outgrowth of the continued decline in state revenue and an effort to maintain the current level of educational programming. According to information provided by the district, state aid to the Southern Door School District has decreased by 51.6% during the past ten years. While a series of significant funding cuts have led to projected savings of $900,000 for the 2015/16 school year, a shortfall remains. Upcoming informational sessions will be offered throughout the community, giving voters the opportunity to consider the the reasons for decreased state funding and the need for additional revenue to maintain the status quo. Voters will be asked to weigh in on the referendum question on Tuesday, November 4th.

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