About the Operating Referendum

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    Historic Vote Defines KM's Future

    The Kettle Moraine School District Board of Education and district-wide staff want to thank all of our community members who engaged us in discussion and thoughtful debate around the 2020 operating referendum.
    We spoke with over 200 citizens at 15-plus sessions and civic meetings. We held countless conversations at board meetings and school events. We hosted in-person meetings, answered emails and enjoyed many conversations via phone. And, we mailed over 68,000 pieces of factual literature to residents.
    We formed new relationships, strengthened many old ones, and we listened to our community. We are proud of our community for their engagement as we came together to discuss a funding solution. Voters approved the solution to be a recurring operating referendum, which begins in the 2020-21 school year.
    We believe this long-term commitment to education is the best path to sustain the excellence Kettle Moraine School District families have come to expect over the past 50-plus years. 
    We know this decision comes with great responsibility. We also know the COVID-19 pandemic brings challenges that were not anticipated. We will get through it together. And, we will continue to make it a top priority to act as fiscally-conservative stewards of taxpayer funds.
    While we do not know when on-site classes will resume, we are looking forward to seeing families again and thanking members of our community in person. Until then, thank you from all of us at KM.
                   source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - April 14 ,2020