Phillips Board of Education to Consider Reductions Following Referendum Failure

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

UPDATE: 4/15 at 12:32 p.m.

The Phillips School District says their referendum has still failed following a recount.

The final numbers are 1086 yes, 1092 no.

On Monday evening, the Board of Education will discuss and possibly take action on up to $650,000 of reductions

Click here to read more about those possible reductions.

ORIGINAL STORY: 4/3 at 9:06 a.m.

Voters the in Phillips School District may have to wait a little longer to know the outcome of Tuesday's Referendum results.

Phillips Superintendent, Wally Leipart tells NewsChannel in an email the unofficial tally is 1085 Yes, 1092 No.

However, six absentee ballots are still out. Those completed ballot must either be delivered to the clerk no later than election day or postmarked no later than election day and received by the municipal clerk no later than 4 p.m. on the Friday after the election.

The referendum asked voters if the district should spend $3,250,000 for the purpose of continuing to provide, to be spread out over the next five years, by spending $650,000 a year for the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years.

Leipart says he anticipates the election being certified Monday afternoon. At that point they also anticipate a petition for a recount.

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