Whitewater school district board discusses referendum

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Staff | August 20, 2014

WHITEWATER--The Whitewater Unified School District School Board held a special session Aug. 18 to discuss plans for a referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot asking voters to exceed state revenue caps by $1.2 million each year for the next four years, according to a story in the Daily Union.

Board members at the two-hour session only crafted the words of the referendum question. The decision to put the question on the ballot will be taken up at the board's next monthly meeting on Aug. 25.  

WUSD has lost some $4 million in state aid since 2009-10, and the decline will continue by 8   percent to 10 percent per year, according to district estimates.

The district's Citizen's Financial Advisory committee recommends exceeding the state-imposed revenue caps by $1.2 million per year for four years.

Read the complete story HERE.

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