Moose Lake Residents Vote No For School Referendum

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 6:20 am

On Tuesday night, Moose Lake residents voted down a referendum that would have raised $33 million for the school district.

Moose Lake School District Superintendent Robert Indihar told WEAU that the measure was defeated 1138 to 646.

The tax levy was going to fund the proposed building of a new school and new athletic facilities.

Currently, there is concern with the long-term maintenance of the existing school as it relates to the damage from last summer’s flooding.

Revenue generated would have also gone towards adding some newer technology to the classrooms as well. School leaders say the current building is outdated and there are also issues with parking. The brochure on the school website says the tax impact for a $100,000 home would have been about $28 per month.

Voting took place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Moose Lake school gym.

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