What’s concerning for some local taxpayers isn’t so much the fact — though unfortunate — that the Eau Claire school district is facing a $5.8 million deficit in the next school year. It’s the fact that the projected shortfall comes on the heels of an $87.9 million referendum that passed about 1½ years ago. District employees have voiced concerns as well. “There are staff members asking, ‘How can we have money problems after the referendum
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Now that the $65 million school referendum is passed, the Chippewa Falls school board heard options Tuesday on how to borrow the money. Brian Brewer, managing director of PMA Securities, walked the board through its bonding options. The board will vote on the borrowing package at its June meeting. Brewer said the district will borrow the money over a span of two or three years. He provided good news that the district is entering the market at an ideal time.