Chippewa Falls Schools are asking voters for an extra seven million-dollars over the next three years to pay teachers more.
The city’s school board last night approved a three year operating referendum for the April ballot. Voters will now decide if they want to pay two-and-a-half million-dollars more in taxes, each year, for the next three years. Superintendent Jeffrey Holmes says Chippewa Falls Schools need the money to cover for a drop in enrollment, a bump in teacher salaries, and an increase in the number of special ed kids. Homes says the tax hike would add about 10 dollars per-year to the average homeowners’ tax bill.