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Litchfield School Board discussing dates for future operating levy referendum tonight

LITCHFIELD -- The Litchfield School Board will discuss tonight when to propose an operating levy referendum to district voters this year.

According to the Litchfield School District agenda for tonight's meeting, the board will begin discussions about proposing a referendum to district voters sometime this year. Superintendent Bill Wold said in an e-mail that he expects the board members to start suggesting polling dates for the referendum.

Last month, the state Department of Education approved Litchfield Public Schools' recovery plan for exiting statutory operating debt. The district was notified in November that it had fallen into statutory operating debt after local voters denied a $300-per-student increase to the district's operating levy on Election Day.

In previous interviews, Wold said board members have previously talked about proposing a referendum to district voters by May.

The Litchfield School Board meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Room 200 of the Litchfield Family Services Building.