$1 million surprise for Hilbert

The Brillion News

HILBERT – Two anonymous donors have an offer that could be tough to refuse: One million dollars if voters approve the Hilbert School District’s $11.665 referendum to add an elementary school wing on to the Hilbert High/Middle School building.

Hilbert Superintendent of Schools Tony Sweere said the offer came as a complete surprise.

“I was contacted by anonymous donors – two people – who said they’d be willing to donate a million dollars providing the referendum passes,” Sweere said. “With our referendum being $11.6 million, we would look to take a million dollars off of that.”

It would reduce the capital cost of the project as well as the interest on the bonds, reducing the mill rate for long term debt.

“We hope this will help convince people that we need a new elementary school and a new elementary/middle school gymnasium,” Sweere said.

Sweere said the offer came out of nowhere; it was completely unexpected …

To read the full story, please read the March 4, 2015 print edition of The Brillion News. 

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