A headline on Madison's CapTimes website caught our eye this morning:
Yup, here's another school district facing severe funding issues. The story notes a budget shortfall of $18 million to $30 million, an already-approved tax increase of $127 per year for a $250,000 home, and various schools needing mechanical, plumbing, electrical and roofing upgrades. Two have immediate needs in the $500,000 to $1 million range.
The school board will discuss the "R" word -- referendum -- tonight.
It's deja vu all over again, as they say. As we watch the RUSD board struggle with this issue over coming months, let's also keep an eye on Madison, just in case their board comes up with a solution worth considering here. But one thing is clear: The grass isn't always greener somewhere else...