From the South Milwaukee School District …
Vote November 6! Investing in our Future: Safe, Strong, Successful
The School District of South Milwaukee School Board has placed a referendum on the November 6 ballot to invest in three main goals:
1) Ensure students’ safety and address emotional needs
- An annual budget item to specifically improve safety in all our schools.
- Identifying and assisting students with emotional needs, providing them with direct services.
2) Maintain our existing programs and facilities
- Ensure future students can benefit from the same outstanding programs and classes as our current students.
- Protect the investment taxpayers have made in the district’s facilities through a yearly maintenance replacement budget.
3) Expand student learning opportunities and invest in the future
- Personalized and innovative learning opportunities that allow students to receive additional support and flexible learning opportunities.
- Additional staffing to increase virtual school options, add special education staff, provide academic support, expand 4K, reduce class sizes and more.
Election Day is November 6
The referendum question asks community members to increase the levy limit by $3.8 million over a period of six years. That’s an estimated tax impact of $9 to $12 per every $100,000 of assessed property value in each of the first five years. The final tax impact at the end of six years is a reduction of an estimated $140.18 per every $100,000 of assessed property value, due to other paid-off debt.
To Find Out More
The district is holding a community forum on Monday, September 17, from 6-7pm in the District Board Room at the 6-12 campus. Enter through Door #8. Two more forums are scheduled for October 9 and November 1, at the same time and location. All are welcome!
You may also find answers to frequently asked questions, including the estimated tax impact, at http://www.SoMilwReferendum.org.