From the Superintendent's Desk
By Superintendent Leonard P. Lueck
School District of Brodhead Referendum Passes
Last Tuesday, April 5th, the referendum for the School District of Brodhead passed 1430-793. This will allow the District to continue providing the programs and facilities necessary to keep our students prepared and competitive for whatever choices they make after High School. The community stepped up in a big way by approving the District to exceed the revenue caps that have been set by the State. Our District is dedicated to serving our community. We truly appreciate everything our community does for our schools. Choosing to approve this referendum was just another indication of the support we get from the community and we will continue to make Brodhead proud.
As the District moves forward, some uses of the extra revenue will be to maintain what we already have in place and will be unnoticeable, but some uses will be noticeable. In the next few weeks the Board will be addressing projects identified in our five year Buildings & Grounds plan as well as dealing with staffing issues. Improvements in the areas of School Safety and Technology may also be considered as well. These are all items that had to be put on hold until after the referendum was decided. Many of these choices/decisions would not have been possible without the success of this referendum. As a District, we are proud of what we have been able to accomplish and the support of the referendum will keep that momentum moving forward.
While the referendum process has never been a pleasurable experience, we want to thank all of you that attended the informational meetings, helped spread accurate knowledge, and took the time to learn more about our schools. Even though this referendum is over, we will continue to investigate cost saving ideas and work to control the increased demands that schools place on a community. We will continue to stress community service in our schools and promote engagement with our community. The School District of Brodhead and community have a lot to be proud of and grateful for.