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Washington Island School prepared for upcoming referendum

If you live on Washington Island and the upcoming school district referendum is approved, you will not see your mill rate on your property taxes go up by more than a few pennies. 


The Washington Island School District Board approved the language for its forthcoming recurring referendum, which has become a biennial rite of spring on the island. If approved, the operational referendum would allow the school district budget to exceed the revenue limit by $935,000 for the 2023-2024 school year and $935,000 for the 2024-2025 school year. For taxpayers, the mill rate would increase from its current $4.04 two cents in its first year ($4.06) and an additional cent ($4.07) the following year. Washington Island residents, which carry the brunt of the school’s funding, approved the district to exceed the revenue limit by $775,000 in its last referendum vote two years ago. The question will appear on the spring election ballot on April 4th.


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