Oakfield Schools Referendum

Oakfield School District voters next month will be asked to approve a 3-year referendum that would allow the district to exceed its revenue limits by $900,000 a year for operating expenses. District Superintendent Pam Yoder says it would succeed the current referendum that allows them to exceed their operating expenses by $700,000 a year. The new referendum if approved would begin for the 2014-15 school year. She says the school board had considered asking for more, but will also be making cuts even if the referendum passes. She says declining enrolment and cuts in state aid have had a huge impact on the district’s funding. She says since 2009 state aid has been cut more than $850,000. The Oakfield School District has a link to more information about the referendum at their website.