There were a lot of ways the pair of referendums could have been voted on, but what might have been the least expected, prevailed – the voters passed the $29 million capital referendum, but not the $8 million operating referendum.
On Tuesday, April 4, voters also re-elected Heather Logelin to the board of education, along with Megan Rozowski.
These are unofficial results and are subject to change.
The $8 million operational referendum did not pass with a margin of 731 votes; 5,958 “no” votes and 5,227 “yes” votes.
The $29 million capital referendum did pass with 5,902 “yes” votes and 5,174 “no” votes. A margin of 728 votes.
The district released the following statement:
We appreciate everyone who voted in Tuesday’s spring election. We do not take your financial support for granted. Please know we are committed to being good stewards of the financial resources this will provide the Hudson School District in maintaining our facilities.
The approval of question no. 2 will allow the school district to invest up to $29 million to address facility and grounds improvements to E.P. Rock and North Hudson elementary schools and Hudson Middle School. Upon action taken by the board of education, design work will begin this spring with initial construction to start in the spring of 2024.
Question no. 1, allowing the school district to exceed the revenue cap, was not approved. The board of education will begin discussions to determine how best to meet expenses with lower enrollments and no significant revenue increase from the state. Tough decisions lie ahead as it will take a collective effort to solve our challenges.
Although both questions did not receive voter approval, the school district staff, administration and school board express their sincere appreciation to the community for their feedback and engagement over the past three years.
Hudson Board of Education
Megan Rozowskiand Heather Logelin were elected to serve on the school board. Vote totals came in at:
Megan Rozowski – 5,170.
Heather Logelin – 5,067.
Randy Lawson – 4,242.
Erin Gerlach – 4,567.
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