School District of Beloit officials work to educate the public about upcoming referendums


For the first time in more than a decade, the School District of Beloit turns to voters to approve two referendums.

Superintendent Willie Garrison says the district is asking for a total of $42.5 million.

A $19.5 million facilities referendum would pay for things like installing air conditioning at Beloit Memorial High School.

Garrison says the district also wants to update the 4th Street entrance at Beloit Memorial High School that currently has military-style concrete barricades that say “Do not enter.”

A $23 million two-year non-reoccurring operational referendum would pay for things such as maintenance expenses, curriculum and instructional materials, and social and emotional behavior programs.