Six public information meetings across five days have been scheduled in leading up to the Lakeland Union High School district’s referendum Feb. 18.
The Lakeland Union High School Board of Education approved a resolution in October authorizing the district to head to a referendum election on the question of allowing the district to exceed its revenue limit by $3.45 million in a recurring operational referendum.
The decision to pursue a recurring operational referendum, over a recurring or one-time referendum stemmed from a need determined by the board’s ad hoc referendum to sustain the district’s operation and leave the district in a strong financial position over the next five years to prevent the district from having to return to referendum in the near future.
While the district’s current mill rate is $1.82, it is anticipated the mill rate will increase to $2.33 should the referendum pass.
According to district administrator Rob Way, the public information meetings will occur as follows:
• Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the LUHS auditorium.
• Monday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lac du Flambeau Public School.
• Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Minocqua Public Library
• Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at North Lakeland Elementary School
• Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff Elementary School.
• Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 at Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk Elementary School.
Kayla Houp may be reached via email at [email protected].