By Tim Kowols
Count Luxemburg-Casco as one of the many of school districts who have been able to take advantage of Wisconsin Act 32 to pay for facilities upgrades. The law allows school districts to exceed spending limits on projects that could result in energy savings without going to referendum. While working with Madison-based Nexus Solutions to find ways they could save energy, in combination with a small tax increase and contributions from the district, Luxemburg-Casco can do up to $8.5 million in facilities upgrades over the next 20 years without having to go to referendum. Superintendent Glenn Schlender says they still have to make their intentions known to the public and allow petitions to take place before moving ahead with any projects.
Luxemburg-Casco is beginning to form its facilities improvement plan and hope to begin work with some of the projects in 2017.