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Exceeding revenue cap by $500,000 proposed to Ellsworth School Board

The Ellsworth School Board heard a 2011-12 budget proposal Monday which would include exceeding the state-imposed revenue cap by $500,000, not the up to $1.3 million voters authorized for the coming year and two more in a referendum this spring.

Superintendent Barry Cain made the recommendation while discussing a budget forecast model compiled with input from Baird and Associates, district auditors, citing a reduction in expenditures this year.

"This would still put us in a positive direction," Cain said, adding, "taxpayers wouldn't see the full impact tax-wise."

Read more in the print version of the Herald Aug. 10.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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