Actually on this one we are kind of alone. I don’t believe our PTOs have ever engaged in this sort of advocacy. I do know that on the state issues one of the most difficult constituencies for WAES to mobilize has been the PTOs.
Members in attendance at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Horicon Parent Teacher Organization volunteered to call electors of the Horicon School District urging them to go to the polls on Tuesday, April 3.
District electors will be asked at that time to approve or reject a referendum asking that “the school district budget be permitted to exceed the revenue limit by up to $400,000 for the 2007-2008 school year, and $350,000 for each school year from 2008 to 2012. Funds will be used for upgrading aging technology hardware and software, maintaining instructional programs, maintaining facilities, providing secure buildings, and meeting the operating expense requirements incurred when properly operating the educational facilities of the district. The purpose of this resolution is non-recurring as it will only be authorized for five years.”