MILWAUKEE — Voters in Milwaukee will face a $252 million decision on April 2: whether or not to sign off on a referendum to support Milwaukee Public Schools.

"This is a state issue when it comes to the funding of schools," Dr. Keith Posley, superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, told Spectrum News 1 on Thursday. "We have not kept up with the rate of inflation since 2009— that's the situation that we have found ourselves in and we have not been moving forward."

Of that $252 million, $125 million would come from a property tax increase which amounts to $216 for every $100,000 in one's assessed property value.

"The overall feedback has been very positive, with parents we've talked to and with people around the community," Dr. Posley said.

Watch the full interview above.