Sturgeon Bay School District Considering Referendum

As other school districts contemplate referendums on revenue cap override requests, the Sturgeon Bay School Board will determine if it will go to the voters, asking permission to do so on a non-recurring basis over the next three years during its regular meeting Wednesday evening. The current three-year revenue limit override for operational purposes expires at the end of the 2015/16 fiscal year. Supporters of the referendum believe the massive cuts in people and programming that would come without the override would have a crippling affect of the quality of education offered to the student population. If approved, the voters would be asked to allow the budget to be exceeded by $1.1 million for the 2016/17 school year only, $2.25 million for the 2017/18 school year only, and $2.7 million for the 2018/19 school year only. The dollars are intended to provide educational programming for students. If the Sturgeon Bay School Board authorizes the revenue limit to be exceeded during the three-year period it will then act on a resolution calling for the referendum election.

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