Schools in the area are closed for the holiday season, but it won’t be long before Door County school boards will begin the process of putting together budgets for the next school year. At Sturgeon Bay, projections indicate that the district will have a large shortfall to deal with once the number crunching begins. During a recent meeting of the board of education, Superintendent Joe Stutting talked about the upcoming budgetary process. Stutting noted that it appeared that the new state biennial budget would provide more funding for education. However, it will be difficult to determine how things will go in Madison in the short term…[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/N2002.mp3|titles=Superintendent Joe Stutting]
Stutting said the district has done more than its share of cutting & it appears that going the referendum route will be the way to get the budget in place.