By Raymond Neupert/South Metro Observer

WESTON, Wis. – The DC Everest School board is meeting next week to discuss a general funding referendum for the Spring Elections.

The board plans to meet next week to discuss and vote on a $59.8 million dollar bond issuance. Superintendent Kristine Gilmore says the issue has been discussed over the last several months at meetings and retreats.

“This would be finalization of the amount and purpose and then for it to finally go to referendum in April,” Gilmore said.

She notes this is a full meeting of the board in special session, so only the referendum is up for discussion.

The board voted last month to approve a separate bond issuance to pay for building upgrades across the district under a program known as Act 32, which focuses specifically on energy efficiency upgrades. Gilmore says the board will be revealing more information about what the referendum would be paying for at their meeting and after the vote.

That meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 10 at the administration offices on Alderson Street in Weston.