Passed referendum keeps local school open; School leaders worry school funding formula will hurt its future

WHITE LAKE - Many rural Northwoods schools depend on referendums to stay open. The White Lake School District tried to pass two referendums in 2014. Both failed and the school came very close to closing its doors.

Last week, voters in White Lake agreed to levy $300,000 annually for the next five years.

"It will allow us to facilitate a spending plan over the next five years," says district superintendent Bill Fisher. "We'll still need to be conservative but it will allow us to offer the current programming."

Full story: WJFW

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