Sauk Prairie, Wis., passes $34+ million school referendum

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Three years and two weeks ago, the Sauk Prairie School District board was considering drastic cuts that would have ended in cutting the sports programs, a four-day school week and closing a school, all to make up for a near $2 million shortfall.

But by 10 p.m. on April 1, voters in the district appeared to have approved a $34.6 million dollar building referendum in a 1,880 to 1,299 split with only the Town of Sumpter not yet reporting.

The approved tax increase will fund sweeping changes, including the $18.4 million construction of a new elementary school building.

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