La Crescent-Hokah School District voters on Tuesday approved, by a 2-to-1 margin, a 10-year, $850-per-student operating levy that will bring in about $1 million annually.
The levy replaces a $235-per-pupil levy that expires in December and represents a 261.7 percent increase.
The district has 1,036 students, significantly fewer than in 2001, when it had around 1,660. All AP college courses have been cut, electives have been limited and many teachers are split between teaching in the middle and high schools.
Voters in the Caledonia School District on Tuesday approved a $65-per-pupil tax increase. The $460-per-pupil operating levy will be 15.2 percent higher than the one it replaces, but it remains lower than those of surrounding districts and about half the state average.
Voters in Wisconsin’s Cochrane-Fountain City School District endorsed a $7 million plan to update its consolidated campus. The vote was 584 to 334.