School board gives the go ahead for referendum

A $4 million referendum has gotten the go ahead from the Onalaska School Board.

According the district's instructional technical coordinator, the board voted unanimously put it on the ballot in February. The school board's president says the district's previous referendum is expiring after this school year. He says the new referendum will ask taxpayers if they support exceeding state-aid by $1.1 million in 2011, $1.4 million in 2012 and $1.7 million in 2013.

The school board says is needed to keep its programs and staff at current levels.

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