In recent years, Wisconsin’s school districts have relied heavily on local funding referendums to make ends meet. According to investigative journalism outlet Wisconsin Watch, about 70% of the state’s more than 400 districts have held a referendum since 2016. For more, WORT producer Jonah Chester spoke with Heather Graves, a reporter with the Press Times […]
As the general election approaches, remember to vote down-ballot! On today’s show, we provide context and information about two referenda on the November 3 ballot to support Madison Metropolitan School District schools, one for operating costs (teachers, services) and one for capitol costs (building renovations and remodeling). Our guests are school board member Cris Carusi, […]
It’s that time of year again: back to school! But things are looking pretty different this year, with Madison schools slated for an all-virtual start. First up today, we discuss the plan for virtual teaching and what to expect from MMSD with school board president Gloria Reyes. Then, we hear from Mo Cheeks, president of […]
(WORT) — Officials from the Montello School District in Marquette County are asking taxpayers for over $1 million a year for the next three years, just to keep their doors open. Cameron Bren reports.
What is the referendum on school facilities that will be placed on the April 7th ballot? What projects would the referendum fund? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
MADISON (WORT) — When Madisonians go to vote on April 7th, a week from Tuesday, they’ll see two referenda on their ballots. The first concerns how the State Supreme Court’s Chief Justice is chosen. The second is a referendum on school facilities.