(Hustisford) Voters in the Hustisford School District will see a referendum question on Tuesday’s ballot. The question seeks to exceed revenue limits by $300-thousand-dollars for each of the next three years to help cover operational costs. The focus would be maintaining current educational programing, supporting school security and technology and meeting district expenses.
School Administrator Heather Cramer says the referendum is only for operations and no capital projects are included. Cramer says the Hustisford School District is made up of multiple municipalities who will see this question on their ballot come April 6th including the Village of Hustisford, the Township of Hustisford, Township of Hubbard, Township of Rubicon, Town of Clyman and the Town of Lebanon.
Cramer says if the referendum does not pass, the district will have to operate out of their fund balance. She says the more of the fund balance that is drained, the more likely the district would incur costs to address annual costs for things like short-term borrowing.
If approved, the mill rate would be $10.43 per-one-thousand-dollars of assessed value. The most recent mill rate is $9.58.
The referendum question reads: Referendum question as it will appear on the April 6, 2021 ballot: Shall the Hustisford School District, Dodge County, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $300,000 per year beginning with the 2021-2022 school year and ending with the 2023-2024 school year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of maintaining current programs and educational opportunities and meeting current district expenses?
Listen to our conversation with Superintendent Heather Cramer here: