Florence School District operating referendum on the ballot Nov. 7

Renovations of the old Florence High School are in full swing and to ensure that building is filled with top-quality teachers and staff to educate future Florence students, voters will decide on a three-year operating referendum this Tuesday at the polls.

On Aug. 16, the board approved a referendum that would allow the school to exceed the revenue cap by $1.25 million per year for three years, beginning in the 2018-19 school year when the current operating referendum expires.

The School District of Florence County has traditionally followed a conservative operating budget. Financial support from the state has decreased significantly over the past 20 years; especially for many rural, high property value districts like Florence.

For the full story, see this week’s edition of The Florence Mining News.