By Tim Kowols
Southern Door voters will see two questions on their ballot this fall concerning the future of the district. The first referendum question is for $6,270,000 to pay for building upgrades. With debt falling off, taxpayers would not see an increase on their bills. The second question is a one-year, $450,000 operational referendum that would help maintain its current services. Southern Door is one of seven school districts in the state with a frozen revenue limit due to having a failed referendum in the last three years. Superintendent Patti Vickman says the district has a history of strong support from the community.
Southern Door School District will host open houses on October 11 and 22 to allow community members to learn more about the referendum questions and tour the building. It is the third area school district to add a pair of referendum questions to the fall ballot, joining Gibraltar and Sevastopol.