“It is interesting that people supporting the school referendums seldom mention or downplay the costs to the taxpayers. While the opponents always mention the costs. Empty school/government buildings have little value making resale difficult.

“Empty buildings still have real costs and need basic maintenance. Neglected buildings eventually have to be dealt with. Look at the old Marinette County Jail. Millions being spent to change it to office space.

“One big problem with all school system buildings is they do not do regular updating so when they want to update it is brutally expensive to the taxpayers.”