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Appleton school referendum passes

Appleton school district voters passed two referendum questions yesterday.

Fifty-eight percent supported $25 million in maintenance projects and technology upgrades. Fifty-three percent wanted to let the district spend an additional $5 million a year on ongoing maintenance and technology needs.

Superintendent Lee Allinger says staff and volunteers worked hard to explain the needs of the district. He says they met with numerous community groups in recent weeks, and they held tours at two high schools, and a middle school.

The district will upgrade the science and tech ed areas in some of the schools. High school students will also get to check out their own tablet, laptop, or other device, starting next year. The district will also have more devices for students at the elementary and middle schools.

The impact on the tax levy from the referendum will be 79 cents per-thousand dollars of value. That's about $119 for the owner of a $150,000 home.

posted : February, 18th by WHBY

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