Viroqua looking to community after referendum failure

The failure of a $36.8 million referendum is leaving an area school district to make new plans.

The Viroqua school district planned to use the money from the referendum to pay safety and security upgrades, as well as remodeling and modernizing school buildings.

The referendum only received 24 percent support.

“We really heard that the community felt there it was just too big, too much of an impact at this point,” said Viroqua Area Schools District Administrator Dr. Kehl Arnson.

The School board will host community meetings in December to reconsider the district’s needs.

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