Omro Approves School Funding Referendum

7/14/11 – After saying “no” twice before, school voters in Omro have approved the borrowing of a million-dollars for maintenance work. The vote was 57-to-43 percent to make roof repairs and replacements at Omro’s elementary and middle schools. Other projects will include tuck-pointing at the middle-and-high school facilities, new high school windows, telephone and ventilating upgrades, gymnasium-and-track improvements, and new food service equipment. The total cost of the project had been scaled back after two similar referendums were defeated since last spring. School officials say it will cost the average taxpayer about nine-dollars more per year.