One school district in the Northwoods has a referendum on tomorrow's spring ballot Tuesday.
White Lake school district in Langlade county is asking voters to spend $250,000 above the state-imposed cap limits each of the next three years. If approved, that referendum would replace a three-year, $200,000 request approved in 2011.
District Administrator Bill Fisher says voters in the district have a track record of supporting this type of referendum.....
"....this is an operating referendum that the voters of the White Lake School District have supported every year for the last 13 years....."
Fisher spoke to the Speaker's Task Force On Rural Schools about the financial problems smaller school districts face...
"....what's causing rural schools to have to go to referendum in order to maintain programming. If you look at the rural schools around us, many of them are, if not right now, will be running referendums to do the very same thing...."
The cost is estimated at 95 cents per $1,000 of equalized valuation or the owner of a $100,000 home could see a $95 increase if passed..
The district has about 200 students.