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April 2015 Referendum news articles

12/18/2014 3:46 pm


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Our view: Vote yes on West Salem referendum
April 01, 2015 12:30 am  •  Tribune editorial board
Most school referendums seek funding exclusively for school facilities and programs. In West Salem, voters will be asked Tuesday to support a referendum that will have a wide-ranging impact not only on schools, but also on facilities and partnerships throughout the community, which is a key reason we believe it deserves voter support. Read more

Residents question school referendum
April 02, 2015 3:00 pm  •  
West Salem School District residents criticized the school board for combining facility and maintenance issues with the effort to build a new school in one $31.2 million referendum at an informational meeting last week.  Read more.

WSSD: New school would bring programming into future
March 19, 2015 3:00 pm  •  

West Salem School District officials hope to turn three problems into an opportunity by building a cutting-edge school to house grades 5-8.  Read More.


Referendum includes money to upgrade Swarthout Pool
Jourdan Vian jourdan.vian@lee.net
March 13, 2015
The West Salem School District hopes to answer the community’s request for updates to Swarthout Swimming Pool with its April 7 referendum.  Read More.


West Salem referendum meetings set for March
Jourdan Vian jourdan.vian@lee.net
March 13, 2015

The West Salem School District will hold three information meetings to discuss its upcoming $31.2 million referendum at the end of March.
 
The meetings will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 24, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 25 and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 26 in the meeting room at the West Salem School District Offices, 405 E. Hamlin St.
 
Each meeting will include a presentation by school district officials followed by a question and answer period.
 
Parking is available in the lot between the Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts and the Swarthout Pool.




WSSD plans to upgrade sports facilities with referendum 
Jourdan Vian jourdan.vian@lee.net      March 6, 2014
The West Salem School District tennis courts, ball diamonds and running track stadium could see a facelift if a $31.2 million referendum is approved by voters April 7.   Read More.


District hopes to remodel, pave bus lot through referendum
Jourdan Vian jourdan.vian@lee.net
February 27, 2015

The West Salem School District would spend an estimated $400,000 to update its transportation facilities if a $31.2 million referendum is approved by voters April 7.  Read More.



West Salem board sees 4K plan as win-win
 
February 27, 2015
 
Proposed changes to the West Salem School District 4-year-old kindergarten program would benefit both daycare providers and the district, according to Superintendent Troy Gunderson.  Read More.



WSSD looks at construction management
Jourdan Vian jourdan.vian@lee.net
February 27, 2015

West Salem School District officials are considering hiring a construction management firm to oversee the proposed middle school project.  Read More.



District, youth club in talks on WSMS use
February 19, 2015
 
The West Salem School District and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse have begun negotiations for the West Salem Boys & Girls Club to utilize the current West Salem Middle School if the April referendum passes.  Read More.


WSSD to finalize referendum plans

The West Salem School Board will finalize its plans for a possible spring referendum at its regular meeting 7 p.m. Monday at the Marie W. Heider Meeting Room in the school district offices, 405 E. Hamlin St., West Salem.

The school board will hear the final price tag of the proposed referendum, which will include a middle school for grades 5 through 8, renovations to the current West Salem Middle School and updates to the district's transportation building, pool and sports facilities. Preliminary estimates suggest the referendum could cost more than $31 million.

The board will then vote on a resolution to go to place the referendum on the April ballot.



Referendum tax impact could be less than expected

An estimated $31 million referendum proposed by the West Salem School District could raise the tax rate by as little as $11 per $100,000 of equalized property value, according to a report by the district’s accountants at Baird Financial Services.  Read more.

BGC looks to move into WSMS
December 28, 2014 12:00 am  •  Jourdan Vian jourdan.vian@lee.net
WEST SALEM — The West Salem Boys & Girls Club could start moving into the West Salem Middle School early next year.  Read More


WS school referendum set for April 2015
Jourdan Vian jourdan.vian@lee.net
December 18, 2014
 
The West Salem School Board has moved up its timetable for its second attempt at a new middle school referendum.  Read More

West Salem board aims for 2016 vote
 


West Salem reconsiders school options

Jourdan Vian jourdan.vian@lee.net
October 30, 2014

The West Salem School Board is reconsidering possibilities to address crowding in its elementary school and needed upgrades to its middle school.  Read More

Survey: School plan was too expensive
Jourdan Vian jourdan.vian@lee.net
October 12, 2014

Results of a recent online survey conducted by the West Salem School District show residents voted down the April referendum to build a new middle school due to the expense and objections to plans for the current middle school.  Read More


Survey: WS middle school plan was too expensive
Jourdan Vian jourdan.vian@lee.net
October 9, 2014

Results of a recent online survey conducted by the West Salem School District show residents voted down the April referendum to build a new middle school due to the expense and objections to plans for the current West Salem Middle School.  Read More

West Salem school levy, tax rate may fall
Michael Martin Special correspondent
September 25, 2014

The West Salem School District tax levy is going down, and the tax rate will be going down, too.  Read More


 

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