As a listener pointed out to me, it's mind-boggling that a few years ago the Green Bay School District wanted to build a 5th high school due to overcrowding and now it's aggressively recruiting new students under open enrollment because it's bleeding students to surrounding districts? Excuse me? On February 20th, 2007, the Green Bay Area Public School District asked voters for 69 million dollars in new debt for a fifth high school, claiming severe overcrowding issues. Now the district has to market to hang on to every student (and aid per student) it can?
The district is now going to ask voters for a much more modest referendum for facilities and technology upgrades on two separate questions. I've seen their rationale and the needs appear real. However, the district's credibility is seriously in doubt afater it asked for a fifth high school because of overcrowding as it tries to stem the bleeding of enrollment to other schools.