Onalaska School District to ask operating referendum question on general election ballot

Onalaska voters will see a school referendum the November ballot.

The operations referendum question will ask voters if the Onalaska School District can exceed its current revenue limit by $2,750,000 for the 2019-2020 school year, and another $150,000 each year for the 4 school years after that. If approved, the money will be used to upgrade technology and maintain current programs.

The District is currently using a 5-year referendum passed in 2014, which is set to run out after this school year.

Because this is a renewal of a current referendum, if passed taxes would not increase but would stay the same or even go down slightly. If the referendum is voted down, taxpayers would see about $135 of tax relief on $100,000 of property value.