By Tim Kowols
Southern Door School District is not waiting to find out what the final state budget has in store for them and other public schools in Wisconsin. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the budget remains in limbo as the state Assembly and Senate work together on a compromise currently hitting snags because of transportation funding and taxes. Southern Door School District already had to cut its budget due to residents voting no to their referendum request in April. Finance manager Mark Logan says the budget stalemate causes no concern on their end since the current school funding formula consistently takes aid away from the district.
Superintendent Patti Vickman says Southern Door School District has taken on cost cutting measures such as changing health insurance, consolidating principal duties for its middle and high schools, and raising some fees to address its deficit.