Waupun School Board Puts Referendum Before Voters

By a six to one vote this week the Waupun Area School District voted to go to referendum. The district will place a $36.8 million referendum before voters in November that would make improvements to the district’s schools. School board member Dylan Weber cast the lone vote against the referendum. He says a number of constituents raised questions about some of the spending proposed in the referendum. He says there is a lot in the plan that is very good and will benefit their students tremendously. School Board President Bill Bruins says some of the improvements are long overdue for example at the Rock River Intermediate School, which was built as a high school 55 years ago. District officials tout the referendum as being ‘budget neutral’ since previous referendum comes off the books in 2018.