The Oshkosh school board last week unanimously gave the go-ahead to put two questions on the ballot in November, despite ongoing economic fallout from COVID-19 that is expected to last well beyond 2021.

One question will ask property taxpayers to fund $8 million in operations costs, which was most recently approved in 2016. Since that portion would be a continuation of a past referendum, there would be no further fiscal impact to property taxpayers.

The big ask comes in the form of a $107 million, 20-year capital referendum question, which would ultimately cost property taxpayers an additional $85 per $100,000 of property value. That massive dollar amount would fund a new elementary school and a new middle school.