The Beaver Dam school referendum is asking for nearly $50 million. They have stressed the need for increased student safety. However when you look at the project you get a very different perspective on what will be accomplished.

Here is a list:

Gymnasium and locker room $10,053,675

Commons and server 4,918,732

Commons and breakout 3,349,113

Wrestling 885,773

PE locker room 2,826,080

Fitness 635,789

Toilet room 763,870

Preforming Arts 2,096,633

TOTAL $25,529,665

Will any of the items listed improve safety or education? The part of the project listed above appears to be wants and not needs.

Vote "No" on Nov. 8.

Jerrold Witte, Beaver Dam