Two referendum questions on the ballot for Westby Area School District

Referendums will support programs, along with safety, security and site improvements

WESTBY, Wis. (WKBT) – Two school referendum questions are on the ballot for voters in the Westby Area School District.

The first question asks for authorization to exceed the revenue limit by and average of $1.5 million over the next three school years.

That would start next year.

The money would be used to sustain education programs and would renew the operational referendum from 2018.

The second question asks nearly $12 million for safety, security, and other site improvements.

Westby’s board of education has been preparing to ask the community for the support.

“Our board had been intentionally paying down debt ahead of time. And anticipated this window of opportunity for us to ask our community to reinvest in our schools,” said Westby Area School district superintendent Steve Michaels.

The projected mill rate for school taxes would remain at or near $10.90 per $1,000 of equalized property value.

Details about the referendum are available on the Westby Area School District’s website.