Southern Door, Wis. (November 6, 2020) – Patti Vickman, Superintendent of the Southern Door County School District, is excited to announce that District voters approved the Operational Referendum on November 3, 2020. The referendum grants permission for the District to exceed its state-set revenue limit by $975,000 for each of three (3) years, starting this school year. Taxpayers can expect to see no tax increase to the mill rate. Below you’ll find the unofficial results, as posted in the Door County Election Summary Report on the county’s website:
Southern Door School Referenda Question
Yes – 3,073 (60.23%)
No – 2,029 (39.77%)
Total votes = 5,102
The additional revenue will be used to sustain current programs and meet emerging needs. Specifically, the approved referendum will fund educational programs and student support services such as: supporting mental health needs; updating curriculum materials; maintaining technology; and addressing staffing needs (such as sufficient salaries and
benefits) to attract and keep quality employees.
Superintendent Patti Vickman said, “On behalf of the Southern Door County School District and its Board of Education, I would like to thank the residents for their support of our students and staff through the November 3 rd referendum. We are excited that this approved referendum will positively impact all students and staff by allowing the District access to
additional per-pupil funding. We are incredibly appreciative to voters for these results. Approval of this question is one of many ways that our community continues to show its support of our students and staff, and believes in our current work to maintain educational excellence.”
To learn more about the approved referendum question, visit the District website: www.southerndoor.k12.wi.us, call 920-825-7311, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.