1/21/17 – Two Dodge County school boards voted this week to go to referendum this spring. Voters in the Hustisford and Mayville school districts will see questions on the April 4 ballot. In Hustisford, the spring referendum includes the same items as the question that failed by 80 votes this past November. However, the price tag increased by $235,000 to $5,825,000 due to cost bumps throughout the construction market. If successful, the mill rate would increase by $1.59, meaning the owner of a $150,000 house would pay an extra $238 per year. The referendum would cover a variety of facility upgrades at John Hustis Elementary School including the creation of a safe, secure entryway, renovation of the existing gym into a larger cafeteria space, a new gymnasium, a new hard surface playground and parking lot, and three additional classrooms. In Mayville, the referendum question seeks $24,500,000 to make safety and security improvements at all three district buildings along with various improvements at the high school. District officials anticipate a successful referendum would add $2.21 to the current levy of $8.81, costing homeowners an extra $331 per year. Mayville voters previously rejected a $23,000,000 referendum in 2015.
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