Menomonie Schools Will Ask Voters for Money

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Monday night the Menomonie School Board voted 5 to 4 in favor of a referendum to exceed the revenue limit. It will not be on the April ballot, but could end up in a special election in May. Board members also don't know how much they'd ask voters for.

Initally, board members wanted to postpone a referendum, then came back and voted to move forward with one. Members were, and still are concerned about timing and if voters would have enough information to make a decision.

The district faces a $500,000 deficit and planned to cut 13 jobs, 2 high school sports teams and all middle school athletics. Last year the district made $564,000 in cuts.