Our school district only began discussing the possibility of a referendum last fall. A well-planned, successful referendum takes years, not a couple of months. At the root of the rush to go to referendum is the fact that our property taxes are scheduled to go down next year when the high school debt is paid off. The school district believes we will be more likely to vote for a referendum now than we would be after seeing some relief on our property tax bill next year. So, we have a poorly planned referendum that leaves too many questions unanswered as we consider how to vote -- the most important being the question of the location of the new school.