Schools’ referendum website up and running

A website explaining the purpose of the proposed 2016 referendum for Brown County Schools is now running.

The address is

It features a “frequently asked question” section, a calculator that can be used to estimate tax increases if the referendum passes, blog posts from Superintendent David Shaffer about the referendum and a countdown to when the polls open.

The site was paid for by the school district’s political action committee, Taxpayers for Brown County Schools.

The PAC is comprised of members from the community who wish to persuade voters to vote for the referendum in May.

Teachers and principals are not allowed to express support for the referendum during the school day. Because of that limitation, the referendum website cannot be published on the school district’s website.