Elections aren’t the only items on the ballot as two communities will also have a referendum today.
The residents in Arbor Vitae and Woodruff will decide whether to support the Arbor Vitae-Woodruff Elementary referendum. The referendum is asking for $975,000 over the next three years.
The district explained in their referendum fact sheet that they have had to cut numerous programs and positions over the past 10 years including a vice principle, librarian and technology education on top of full time positions being reduced to part time.
Administrators say the tax bill will remain relatively unchanged as the increase will be offset as the school finishes paying off a previous 15 year loan. In fact with current estimations the amount of the tax bill going to the school would actually be a few dollars less than recent years.
In addition to programs, that referendum money will reduce class size, go towards future building maintenance, and remodel the front entrance for security purposes.