Voters approve $233 million for Green Bay schools

MGN Online

GREEN BAY, Wis (WBAY) Voters in the Green Bay Area Public School District overwhelmingly approve both parts of a referendum that asked for a total of over $233 million in the next decade.

The money will be used for, among other things, reconstructing Baird Elementary School to help relieve overcrowding.

Question one asked: "Shall the Green Bay Area Public School District, Brown County, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $16,500,000 for the 2017-2018 school year and for each of the succeeding 9 school years thereafter, for non-recurring purposes consisting of: maintaining educational programming and class sizes; and retaining staff?"

Question one passed with 10,456 "yes" votes (63%) to 6,207 "no" votes (37%).

Question two asked: "Shall the Green Bay Area Public School District, Brown County, Wisconsin be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $68,250,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of a district-wide school building and facilities improvement plan consisting of: reconstruction of Baird Elementary School; additions, renovations and improvements to increase capacity, to provide safe and secure entrances and offices at multiple elementary schools, and to improve instructional, support and community service spaces; renovations and improvements for fine arts facilities; and acquisition of related furnishings, fixtures and equipment?"

Question two passed with 11,625 "yes" votes (70%) to 5,027 "no" votes (30%).