UPDATE: Marshfield School District could see millions in budget cuts
MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -
Marshfield School District officials say they're looking at more than $2.5 million dollars in budget cuts. That's unless people in Marshfield vote to approve a new referendum that will be on the November ballot.
The superintendent says that would mean people in the district would pay taxes for certain programs they already help fund.
Some of those programs include drivers education and French, along with ten teaching positions.
"That referendum is a continuation of the funding that we have had in place. The current referendum does expire at the end of this year, so we are asking the community to renew its commitment to funding our programs. But we are asking for a less amount," Marshfield Superintendent Peg Geegan told Newsline 9.
School leaders say the current referendum sits at $3 million per year. The new one would be $2.5 million per year for four years.
A list of the budget reductions is attached to this article.