Janet Protasiewicz for Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court
Milwaukee County Appeals Court, District 1
William Brash, Incumbent
|Shorewood Village Trustee, 2 seats
|Arthur Ircink, Incumbent
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|Kathy Stokebrand, Incumbent
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|Shorewood School Board, 2 seats
|Abigail Lynn Fowler
|Shorewood School District Referendum
|The rapidly increasing cost of delivering a high-quality education, combined with years of state funding falling short of inflation, has placed the District’s ability to continue offering a comprehensive educational program and exceptional student experience in jeopardy. Without revenue growth to match anticipated increases in expenses, the District will face sizable reductions to our programs, despite no future plans of adding new staff or programming.
The bottom line is that the Shorewood School District’s revenue will not be enough to meet the increasing expenses of advancing our mission and achieving equity, growth, and excellence for all without support through a voter-approved operational referendum.
|Operational Referendum: April 4, 2023
|On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, residents of the Shorewood School District will vote on an operational referendum question. An approved referendum would help the district address the financial challenges that largely result from Wisconsin’s school funding formula.
The question on the ballot asks voters to approve a non-recurring operational referendum that would provide the district with additional funding in each of the next five years. These funds would be used to protect the tradition of excellence that Shorewood is known for including its robust student programs and services as well as ability to retain and attract high-quality staff.
|Impact on Taxpayers
|Thanks to sound fiscal management, the Board will be able to minimize the future impact of the referendum on our property taxpayers. The total levy is projected to increase by $2.4 million in 2023-24 if the referendum is approved. If property values remain the same, the property tax impact of the referendum is estimated to be $123 per $100,000 or $369 per $300,000 of assessed fair market property value.
|See the District's page on the referendum.