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Mercer School referendum on ballot


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MERCER — The Mercer Area Schools have proposed a referendum on the April 2 ballot to help maintain operations, programs and facilities, including hiring needed personnel for the school, according to district administrator Renae McMurray.

The referendum would raise $800,000 a year, for five years, beginning with the 2024-2025 school year.

“An operational referendum would cover our general operational expenses, our staffing expenses. Specifically what we are looking at is facility improvements, and the cost to attract and retain staff,” said McMurray. “A b...

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