Cambria-Friesland District Voters Will See Referendum Question On Spring Ballot

(Cambria-Friesland) Voters in the Cambria-Friesland School District will see a referendum question on the spring ballot following action by the school board this week. The district is seeking to exceed revenue limits by $5-million dollars over three years. The referendum comes on the heels of a $3.2-million-dollar question voters approved three years ago which is coming to an end. That referendum was preceded by a $1.4-million dollar referendum over three years. The district has been going to referendum to cover the costs for annual operations and buildings maintenance. If approved in April, the district would be able to exceed revenue limits next school year by $1.4-million dollars, then by $1.6-million the following year and finally $2-million dollars in the 2023-24 school year. Voters in the district, which is in parts of Columbia and Green Lake counties, approved the last referendum in 2018 with 323 yes votes compared to 175 no votes.