School Referendum Vote Tuesday

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

A second referendum to save part of some Northland Pines School District programs and teachers will be voted on Tuesday (6/27).
After a failed referendum in April, the new plan will ask for $1.58 million. The April referendum asked for $2.4 million, over $800,000 more than the current plan.
According to the Vilas County News Review, even with the additional funds, major budget cuts will have to be made. Withthe additional funds the cuts are reduced to hundreds of thousands of dollars instead of millions of dollars.
If the referendum doesn't go through, officials estimate as many as 16 teaching positions and numerous programs will be eliminated. One of two Land O' Lakes and St. Germain elementary schools could be eliminated as well.
If the April referendum had passed, current staff would have been kept and no cuts would have been made.

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