By Tim Kowols
Washington Island School District plans on going to referendum when the spring election comes around again this April. School district officials met with Washington Island residents Wednesday night to discuss the $1,109,000 two-year, non-reoccurring referendum, which is $30,149 less than what it asked for in 2015. Superintendent Mati Palm-Leis says the current funding formula never took into account school districts as small as Washington Island and must try to make up the difference on widening costs with no equalized aid coming from the state.
Southern Door School District could also go to referendum this spring to allow it to exceed revenue limits if the board of education passes a resolution at their January 23 meeting.