At Winsted Elementary, Jeff Goudy’s fifth grade class has 29 students. Since the levy that expired last fall wasn’t re-instated, this means that 4.8 teachers in the Howard Lake-Waverly Winsted School District will be cut this spring, resulting in larger class sizes, so this class will probably get larger.
If the mail-in ballot being sent in about two weeks is passed, some of the deeper cuts could be re-instated, but not before a year has gone by with the cuts taking effect, because the money is collected and received a year later.
The teachers who have been cut won’t be announced until the spring.
Regarding the mail-in ballot, a notice of election will be mailed starting this week, from March 9-19. After that, the actual ballot itself will be received by all registered voters in the district approximately March 19-25. Voters must turn in ballots to the district office by 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8.
Those who are not registered in the district to vote will need to do so. Absentee ballots are also available to those who will not be at their normal address to receive the mail-in ballot.
For information about registering to vote or voting by absentee ballot, contact Marilyn Greeley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (320) 543-3521.