MENOMONIE — The school board was still at odds Monday night with contributing up to $175,000 to help complete the second phase of the Menomonie High School Sports Complex. At the moment, it is anticipated phase two will cost somewhere between $250,000 and $350,000. The work would include lighting and sound systems. Schools Superintendent Joe Zydowsky said the money would come out of excess revenue from the previous school year. The final 2017-2018 budget ended with more revenue than
MENOMONIE — With work completed on phase one of the Menomonie High School Sports Complex, the school board discussed Monday whether it should contribute to the second phase. Planning for the facility started in 2014. Phase one of the sports complex was completed in 2016. It included a track and field, soccer field and football field within the track. The final costs for the phase one construction and equipment totals $1,085,216.14. The school district contributed $500,000 toward phase
MENOMONIE — The Menomonie school district is putting an emphasis on school security as students start filing back into classrooms on Tuesday. The district anticipates more than 3,300 students will be enrolled this year, taught by 214 teachers. Schools Superintendent Joe Zydowsky said that new security features to the district are already in progress. Menomonie school district received $168,800 in safety grant funding through the state over the summer. The school district plans to use
MENOMONIE — At the Menomonie school district’s annual meeting Monday, residents in attendance approved an estimated tax levy of $17.4 million. Last year’s levy was $17.2 million. The estimated tax rate is projected at $9.76 per $1,000 of equalized valuation, which is up by 1.1 percent or 11 cents compared with the 2017-18 rate of $9.65. Equalized valuation in the district is projected at $1.7 billion in 2018-19. Total spending is expected to be $50.8 million in 2018-19.