It’s official: The Green Lake School District will hold its third tax referendum in 2010 Tuesday, Sept. 14 — the same day as the state primary election.

The school district portion of the ballot will be broken into two questions: One will ask for operations funding this coming school year and next to offset deficits, while the other will ask permission to borrow approximately $2 million for a significant roof and heating/ventilating/air conditioning (HVAC) upgrade.

While the roof/HVAC topic is new to the ballot, the operations funding is not.

Green Lake School District voters rejected operations referendums in both February and April, but this time, the operations request is the smallest — both in terms of the total dollar amount and the number of years it would be effective.

Still, not all board members supported asking for more operations funds. On that question, the board voted 5-2 last week to proceed, with Sydney Rouse and Harley Reabe opposed.

Meanwhile, the board voted unanimously to go forward with the referendum for the roof and HVAC upgrade. Read the full article in the Aug. 5 Ripon Commonwealth.

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