2022 Operational Referendum

Engaging With Our Community

A Note From Our District Leaders

Click the video to hear an important message from Superintendent Dr. Dana Monogue and Board of Education President Bob Hesselbein.


Board Of Education Decision

On August 8, 2022, the Board of Education approved an operational referendum question on the November 8th ballot.

This information also included the results from the 2022 Community Engagement Survey. Overall, the community was supportive of all three operational referendum options that were presented in the survey.

The BOE unanimously voted to put a $24.9 million, non-recurring, operational referendum question on the November 8th ballot.

Throughout September and October our district leaders and the BOE will be holding several community engagement sessions to continue to educate our community on how this operational referendum will help with increased costs in our day-to-day operations and continue to recruit and retain talented staff in our district. Scroll down to learn more.

What is the Tax Impact of the $24.9 Million, Non-Recurring, Operational Referendum?

The tax impact over a four-year period on $100,000 of assessed property value is projected to be:

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Year Four


What Are The Next Steps?

Step 1

Join a Community Conversation Session


Five community conversations will be open to all residents in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area. Two will be in-person and three will be virtual. 

During these conversations, led by Superintendent Dr. Dana Monogue, the community will receive more information about why an operational referendum is needed, what’s behind the District’s financial challenges, and how the District has saved more than $6 million over the past two years. Residents will also have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

View all of our session dates and sign up here.

Unable to attend? Check out a recording of a previous session here:

Step 2

Vote in the general elections on November 8th, 2022


Community members within our District who choose to participate in the 2022 general election on November 8 may vote on the MCPASD operational referendum question listed on the ballot.

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Voter Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand our community has many questions. To view our Frequently Asked Questions, click here.