2018-19 is the last year of a three-year operating referendum passed by the community in 2016. A successful referendum gives the Board permission to exceed the state imposed revenue limit on school funding.

In deciding the future of our school district, the Board of Education and Administration discussed the needs of our students in terms of programming, services and offerings and decided to ask the Bangor Community for permission to exceed the state revenue limit for three additional years. The alternative to the choice to go to referendum was to cut $700,000 to $800,000 per year for the next three years from the District’s operating budget.

The ballot question will read:

Shall the School District of Bangor, La Crosse and Monroe Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $800,000 for the 2019-2020 school year; by $800,000 for the 2020-2021 school year; and by $900,000 for the 2021-2022 school year, for non-recurring purposes?

If successful, the money will go to continue student programs, services, offerings, to maintain facilities and to upgrade security measures and equipment.

The 2016-2019 referendum over three years provided $2.5 million for operational costs. Over the three year period the 2019-2022 referendum would be at the same $2.5 million level for operational costs.

A failed referendum would mean cuts to student programming, services, and offerings, deferred maintenance of facilities and deferred security upgrades.

For more information see the links to the left.

Questions should be directed to Dave Laehn, Superintendent by email, dlaehn@bangorsd.net or phone 486-5202