No VASD referendum in November

By: 
Scott Girard

Despite officials' hopes earlier in the year and a preliminary land purchase agreement, Verona Area School District voters will not vote on a land purchase referendum in November.

VASD superintendent Dean Gorrell told the Fitchburg Star Friday morning there was simply too much left in the process to ask the school board to pass a resolution in August to get a referendum on the ballot, which would be required by law.

That includes a second land purchase in addition to the agreement reached earlier in the year to purchase 40 acres in the West End property owned by Vanta Properties, formerly T. Wall. That purchase included many contingencies, and Gorrell said more time is needed to ensure the “land is purchasable.”

The second piece of land is unknown, but has been discussed in closed session multiple times at school board meetings.

Read a full story in next month's Fitchburg Star.

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