Greetings from Superintendent Karrels


NOSD seeks a five-year, $1.7M annual operating referendum to manage stagnant per-pupil funding and projected budget deficits.

In fall 2022, the Northern Ozaukee School Board received community feedback indicating support for a five-year operating referendum – with no mill rate increase. As a result of current tax bills, the District modified their plans and would be able to reduce the mill rate – and the school portion of tax bills, while reallocating funds to meet essential needs. The proposed operating referendum would not increase school taxes and allows the District to: 

  • Address projected budget deficits
  • Maintain current programs, student services, staffing & facilities maintenance 


A postcard with key questions and upcoming events has been mailed to all District residents. A detailed, Special Referendum Newsletter will be mailed in February.

This webpage contains resources for learning including our long-range budget planning work from last fall. We encourage you to review the QUICK LINKS to the right and to join us at any of the following EVENTS:

Community Information Meetings

  • Wednesday, February 15, 7PM, Fine Arts Center
  • Monday, March 13, 7PM, Fine Arts Center


Open Door Wednesdays – no appointment needed!

  • February 15 – March 29, 7:30AM-8:30AM, HS Innovation Room

Thank you for learning the facts and being an informed voter on April 4!

If you have questions or wish to schedule a meeting outside of the planned events, please contact us!

Dave Karrels, Superintendent
Josh McDaniel, Director of Business Services