School Board Adopts Resolutions for April 7, 2009 Referendum

Feb. 12, 2009

Residents to Vote on Additional Operating Funds & Capital Improvements

On Monday evening, February 2, the Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board unanimously approved resolutions to present district residents with two separate referenda questions to address our pressing operation and facilities needs. Like many other school districts across the state, Maple Dale–Indian Hill is facing serious financial challenges, many of which result from a built-in structural deficit caused by revenue caps and state funding requirements. After several years of budget cuts totaling $2 million, and staff reductions of 35%, the School Board feels strongly that we must act now to protect and maintain our educational programs and services, and address immediate facilities needs. We must also secure ongoing financial stability in order to provide for current and future students.

After gathering feedback from the community in recent months through mailings, an online survey, and a special community forum, the School Board has finalized their referendum proposal. Residents will have the opportunity to vote on the following two questions on Tuesday, April 7, 2009:

➢ Question #1 requests approval to exceed our state revenue limit by $800,000 per year for 10 school years (non-recurring) for operating expenses. This translates to an estimated average tax impact of $0.68 per thousand of property value (or $68 per $100,000).

➢ Question # 2 requests approval to borrow up to $4,000,000 to address capital facilities issues at Maple Dale and Indian Hill Schools. This translates to an estimated average tax impact of $0.26 per thousand of property value (or $26 per $100,000) for 20 years.

The School Board believes the timing is right now because our existing capital debt, which was the result of the last referendum approved by voters 20 years ago, will retire next year. This means the impact of the new referenda, if approved, would be reduced by approximately $0.31 per thousand of property value.

Residents can find more information on the referendum by:

• Visiting our district website (www.mapledale.k12.wi.us)

• Scheduling a small group information meeting for your neighborhood, community group or organization by calling the district office at 414-351-7380• Emailing us directly at community.conversation@mapledale.k12.wi.us

• Calling us at 414-351-7380, ext. 2073 and leaving a detailed voicemail

For more information, please contact Superintendent Mary Dean at 414-351-7380.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Cedarburg girls basketball team beats Homestead, ties for NSC lead 2/6

» Whitefish Bay boys basketball team rallies past Nicolet, 79-74 2/5

» Meet and greet the Mequon-Thiensville School Board candidates Feb. 10 2/5

» Video: DOT proposes 'Michigan left' intersection at Brown Deer, Green Bay roads Updated:  2/5

» Young Brown Deer boys fearless in face of intense schedule 2/3

» Police situation closes I-43 ramp 2/3

» Area swim teams perform well at State Small Schools 2/3

» Master Greg Chay talks discipline, respect at new Mequon Chay's Tae Kwon Do location 2/3

» Glendale hotel could be flipped into apartment complex 2/3

» Revamped Chekouras tourney a tribute to late Homestead basketball coach 2/3

» Brown Deer boys basketball team knock off unbeaten Eisenhower 2/3

» Shorewood girls basketball team roars past Tosa West, keeps Woodland lead 2/3

» Homestead hockey team races to NSC title 2/3

» SPORTS SHORTS: Feb. 4 2/3

» North Shore Kids Expo connects families with activities 2/3

» Homestead girls basketball team beats Gerrmantown, tightens NSC 2/2

» County Board Chair Lipscomb claims 43 parks in danger of being sold 2/2

» Homestead High School threat suspect reportedly no longer in Mequon-Thiensville district 2/2

» Video: Shorewood will present 'American Idiot' musical based on Green Day album 2/1

» Updated rankings of area prep boys and girls basketball teams and players 2/1

» Positive and uplifting stories in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country in January 2/1

» Rumage Around column: Classmates help bring more color to boy with color blindness Updated:  2/1

» Brown Deer hands Eisenhower first loss in 3 OTs, 102-99 1/30

» Gerhards Kitchen and Bath coming to Whitefish Bay Updated:  1/29

» Raw video: Driver runs over 36 parking meters in Whitefish Bay Updated:  1/29

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT