GREENDALE, Wis. — A group pushing for polling places to be taken out of schools in Greendale doesn’t want the issue going to a referendum in November over fears it may not pass.
Some parents and educators who spoke at a Greendale Village Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month said the referendum should not be placed on the ballot because taxpaying citizens who do not have children may tip the scales.
“I think there is going to be too many non-stakeholders that would vote during that referendum,” said Jason Patzfahl, who signed the recall petition for Gov. Scott Walker in 2011. “Some stakes are higher than others. I think having two of my kids in the elementary schools makes me a little bit more of a higher stakeholder.”