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Referendum 2020: Rightsizing The District

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Check out the complete information here:  Referendum & Rightsizing Marinette Facts (September 2020)

The Marinette School District Rightsizing Solution reduces the total number of school buildings from the current 6 schools to 4 schools, thereby saving long-term annual operating expenses, and reallocating limited annual revenue to educational programming rather than to repairs, maintenance and operation of under-utilized buildings.

To achieve this, the referendum question on the November 3, 2020 ballot asks voters to approve capital funds to build additions at Park and Merryman Elementary Schools, equip the new additions with modern learning environments, add sufficient parking, and make necessary site improvements. The referendum question also provides for building maintenance at the Middle and High Schools.
WHY: The plan invests in updating and maintaining four (4) schools and rightsizes the district to match the projected long-term enrollment (which impacts the revenue the district receives). This plan addresses long-term maintenance at four schools while avoiding expensive repairs/maintenance (roofs, equipment, water seepage) in under-utilized buildings.
If the referendum is approved, the District will:
  • Add onto Merryman Elementary School, making it a Early Childhood-Grade 1 school;
  • Add onto Park Elementary School, making it a Grades 2-4 school;
  • Complete repairs/maintenance at Marinette Middle School, for Grades 5-8 (current);
  • Complete repairs/maintenance at Marinette High School, for Grades 9-12 (current).

Referendum Timeline

October 6: Community Public Information Session, 6:00-7:00pm

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October 10: Community Public Information Session, 9:00am-10:00am

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October 27: Community Public Information Session, 6:00-7:00pm

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November 3:   Vote!
How to vote: All residents of the Marinette School District who are eligible to vote will be able to do so on the November 3, 2020 ballot.
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Ballot Question

To vote in favor of a question, make an "X" or other mark in the square next to "Yes," like this:  T 
To vote against a question, make an "X" or other mark in the square next to "No," like this:  T


Shall the Marinette School District, Marinette County, Wisconsin be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $30,920,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of a district-wide school facility improvement project consisting of:  construction of additions and improvements at Merryman Elementary School and Park Elementary School; remodeling and improvements at the Middle School and the High School; and acquisition of furnishings, fixtures and equipment?


o   YES

o   NO

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