Bangor schools may ask taxpayers for more money this fall to tackle facility upgrades

BANGOR, Wis. (WKBT) — The Bangor School District will consider asking taxpayers for support through a referendum this fall.

The district looks to address a host of facility needs including security and educational upgrades, as well as maintenance that has been put on hold. The school board is considering financing options that board members say positions them to have minimal tax impact on the community. The district is on the verge of finishing payments from a 2007 referendum.

One study showed three different referendum options:

  • $11,750,000
    • Yearly tax impact on $200,000 property: $2.00
  • $20,000,000
    • Yearly tax impact on $200,000 property: $220.00
  • $24,500,000
    • Yearly tax impact on $200,000 property: $356.00

As the board considers options, there are ways for the Bangor community to take part and provide feedback. Full details can be found on Bangor’s Facility Planning tab. Three face-to-face presentations are available with Superintendent David Brokopp in July in the Bangor HS/MS cafetorium. The first two will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 7 and 12. The third will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. July 13,  Residents can also expect phone surveys and informational mailers.

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