The Wisconsin Spring Election is Tuesday and in additional to the many races on the ballot, voters in the Peshtigo School District are being asked to approve two referendums.
The first would allow the school district to borrow up to $33.2 million dollars to expand and renovate the current Middle/High School Building. It would add 25,000 square feet to the building and renovate the existing building to “like new” condition, including improvements to the heating and cooling systems, electrical system, and to safety and security, and address ADA compliance issues.
The second question asks voters to approve up to $1.825 million dollars to build two multi-purpose fields in an undeveloped area to the west of the elementary school to support the needs of physical education, athletic and extracurricular needs, as well be available for community use.
Superintendent Patrick Rau says it’s an excellent time to embark on building projects due to low interest rates.
The district estimates the first question would increase the tax rate by 1.45 mills, although given current interest rates, that added mill rate could come in considerably less. The second question would add about .15 mill.