Waupun School Board Adopts 2018-19 Budget

(Waupun) The Waupun School Board adopted their 2018-2019 district budget Monday night. The $23.1-million dollar document brings a tax levy of $9.9-million, an increase of 2.7-percent or just over 260-thousand dollars from last year. District Superintendent Steven Hill says the mill rate of $9.68 per one-thousand dollars of assessed value is a nine-cent drop from the number homeowners saw a year ago. Hill, who was hired to be the schools new superintendent in June, says he has received tremendous support while working through the district’s current budget and credits the board for providing the best budget available for staff and students. Waupun is heading into the final year of a $36-million dollar referendum that was approved by voters in the fall of 2016. Hill praised the work that has been completed thus far. He notes that there will be some projects left for the summer of 2019 at the Rock River Intermediate School and the Meadow View Primary School. Hill says there are open houses planned for January to tour the updated classrooms and new athletic complex.