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High school to decide on spring referendum in January

High school to decide on spring referendum in January

By Dave Fidlin


Accessibility improvements, core infrastructure upgrades and new heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment could be among a list of projects included in a potential Waterford Union High School referendum this spring.

The WUHS School Board on Dec. 19 met with several consultants to hash over results from a recent community survey that will serve as a gauge in determining what to ask of voters in April by way of a referendum question.

While the spring election is still months away, state statute does give a firm timeline for deciding on referendum questions. They need to be certified and sent to county clerks on or before Wednesday, Jan. 25, according to data on the Wisconsin Elections Commission’s website.

Two companies — the Morris Leatherman Company and Nexus Solutions — have been working on the high school district’s behalf to gauge support for the referendum and understand the community’s tax tolerance.

During the recent late-year survey, which was a follow-up to one conducted this summer, respondents on the whole across WUHS’ multi-municipality footprint indicated they were more supportive of a referendum if it was nuts-and-bolts in nature and tackled critical needs.

A tentative figure in the rang of $27 million was presented as a possible dollar amount, though it is subject to further refinement as the full scope of projects proposed in the referendum package is sorted through.

To read the entire story see the Dec. 22 edition of the Waterford Post.

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