Washington Island residents could see their taxes rise over the next year as its school district heads again to an operational referendum. The school district presented the details last week to parents and community members, who can expect to see a tax levy impact of about $43 on a $150,000 home for the 2019-2020 school year and no change the following year. Washington Island School District has been forced to go to referendum since 2000 to help cover the increasing costs of running its operations. Superintendent of Business Services Sue Cornell points to state funding for the reason why they have to keep going to the voters despite already being over 90 percent locally funded.
Like Sturgeon Bay, Washington Island voters will see an operational referendum question on their ballot when they head to the polls on April 2nd. You can find the referendum slideshow for Washington Island School District online with this story.