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Referendum Fact Sheet
Potential 2023-24 Budget Reductions
The Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board has unanimously approved to seek a referendum election on November 8, 2022, asking the voters of our school district to consider the proposal of a two question ballot.
Question #1 - Proposes an increase to the district's general education revenue by $555.24 per pupil. The first $500 of this levy replaces a $500 per pupil levy that was approved by voters in 2009 (for a term of 10 years beginning in 2010), but expired at the end of the 2020 school year, leaving the district with much less in operating revenue (approximately $615,000 per year).
It also is asking to extend a $55.24 per pupil levy currently in place, that was approved by voters in 2012 (for a term of 10 years beginning in 2013) but will expire at the end of the 2022-23 school year, leaving the district with even less in operating revenue (approximately $76,000 per year).
BOTH THE AMOUNTS IN THIS QUESTION WERE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY VOTERS.
Question #2 - Proposes an increase to the district's general education revenue by $200 per pupil (approximately $276,000 per year).
QUESTION #2 CANNOT PASS UNLESS QUESTION #1 PASSES.
In 2009, district residents voted to Sail Ahead for our Schools and Communities.
In 2012, district residents voted to Sail Ahead for our Schools and Communities.
In 2022, the district is at a critical juncture and is asking for residents to consider helping our schools and communities to continue to Sail Ahead.