By Tim Kowols
The Luxemburg-Casco School District Board could approve two referendum resolutions accounting for approximately $26 million for various projects, including moving students currently attending classes in Casco, as soon at its meeting on January 15. Potentially two questions could be on the ballot, with approximately $15 million heading towards the construction of a new gymnasium, relocating the high school office, and updating the family and consumer education and technical education facilities. The second question would dedicate approximately $11 million to moving middle school students currently attending classes in Casco to a new wing at the high school, making it a grades 7-12 building. Superintendent Glen Schlender says the school board and others working on the request are sensitive to taxpayers.
Schlender expects the total tax impact on homeowners to be about $154 on a $200,000 home. School officials have a work session scheduled for this Thursday before the questions are formally introduced and voted on during the school board meeting January 15. If approved, the referendum questions would appear on the April 3 ballot.