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RUSD Superintendent Lolli Haws explains in a video from the district’s website why the referendum is important and how the money will be used.


Racine Unified Superintendent Lolli Haws will give a presentation about the upcoming school referendum Monday at the Mount Pleasant Village Board meeting.

RUSD residents will vote in November on whether or not to approve funding $8.5 million every year for fifteen years to upgrade school buildings, raze buildings too old to be fixed and build new ones, upgrade security and supply the technology officials say students will need to prepare them for futures in the 21st century.

According to an executive summary available on the village’s website, after Haws’ gives her presenation, trustees will have the opportunity to ask her questions.

Trustees will also vote on the creation of a Civic Affairs Committee and appointments to it. Village President Mark Gleason first proposed the committee last April, saying it will, “promote the village, including dedicated volunteers, exploring the area’s history and creating more inviting gateways into the village.”

The Mount Pleasant Village Board meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive. Call (262) 664-7800.