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Revenue cap override goes to Ellsworth school voters in April

A referendum asking district voters for authority to exceed the revenue cap by $1.3 million yearly on a non-recurring basis over three years was approved by the Ellsworth School Board at a public forum Monday.

Although differences among speakers from the forum's audience about how to address school financial difficulties surfaced during the two-and-a-half hour session, the board ultimately felt the override proposal should go up for a vote at the Tuesday, April 5, election. As the evening progressed, comments from people in attendance, who nearly filled the seating in the high school cafetorium, trended away from making almost $1 million in budget cuts, which has also been proposed.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Jan. 19.

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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