Officials with the Iola-Scandinavia school district continue to try and educate district voters on the upcoming November referendum. Two questions will be on the ballot…. the first seeking up to 2 milion dollars for a school improvement program, including roof and parking lot repairs, energy, technology, and safety upgrades, and renovations to some classrooms. Question 2 asks for permission to exceed the revenue limit for the next 5 years, seeking an extra 600-thousand dollars this year, up to 1.6 million dollars for the 2020-2021 school year. District administrator David Dyb says the district is down about a million dollars in state aid over the past 5 years, and they’ve exhausted areas where more cuts could be made. District business manager Sarah Thiel says the district is working under an approved budget deficit of 500-thousand dollars this year, and without added revenues, that deficit would grow to nearly 800-thousand dollars next year. If the referendum questions are approved, Thiel says taxpayers in the district would see the mill rate increase from 10 dollars and 34 cents per thousand dollars valuation, to 11 dollars and 20 cents per thousand, an increase of just over 86 dollars on a 100 thousand dollar home, which equates to about 7 dollars and 20 cents per month.