Residents of the Gibraltar School District will see a different type of referendum on the ballot in November.
That's because on June 25 the Gibraltar School Board voted to place a recurring $2,875,000 override referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot. Previously, the district has asked voters to approve non-recurring referendums.
Board member Mike Peot, the only one to vote against the idea, says he prefers a non-recurring referendum because he says "having to vote on it every two years causes people to reflect on what they want."
Board president Sally Pfeifer says the district needs a new approach because they've needed the existing referendums "just to keep the programming going" in the district.
"People within the school system realize that if we were to ever fail at a referendum we would have to be doing some major adjustments in our school," says Pfeifer. "The question will be whether they're in favor of approving it on a long-term basis rather than a two-year by two-year basis."
The current $2.875 million referendum runs through the 2012-2013 school year.