Marshfield referendum passes with no tax increase
For the Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Voters in the Marshfield School District said “yes” to a $3.5 million referendum on Nov. 3. The vote to exceed state revenue limits on an annual basis was 8,818 to 6,376.
Superintendent Dr. Ryan Christianson says taxes in the Marshfield School District will not go up because of the additional spending.
The recurring referendum will now become a permanent part of the district’s annual budgeting process, should the additional funds be needed.
Had the referendum been unsuccessful, the district had identified 37 budgetary line items that amount to $3.5 million. Most of the cuts would have come in the form of staff reductions and a freeze on the salaries of those who remain.