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School Referendum Results

By John Forester | April 3, 2019

From The Wheeler Report:

Please see below the School Referendum Results from around the state compiled by The Wheeler Report from DPI data.  The results can be summarized as follows:

District Name Total Amount Type Brief Description
Albany

Passed

$2,750,000.00 Issue Debt Construction of an addition and renovations
Baraboo

Passed

$41,700,000.00 Issue Debt Additions, renovations, and capital maintenance projects at Jack Young Middle School; and acquisition of related furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
Clinton Community

Failed

$41,995,000.00 Issue Debt New 4K-6 building, renovation to accommodate 7-8 at the existing high school, related furnishing and equipment, capital maintenance, agriculture and tech ed expansion, related equipment, disposing of existing elementary and middle school sites
Deforest Area

Passed

$125,000,000.00 Issue Debt Issue debt in the amount of $125,000,000 for the purpose of paying the cost of a school
building and improvement project consisting of construction of a new intermediate school and maintenance building on District owned land in the Village of Windsor; renovation of
Yahara Elementary School; renovation of DeForest Area Middle School, including a portion to be remodeled as the District Office; renovation and expansion of DeForest Area High School; site improvements; and acquisition of furniture, fixtures and equipment.
Deforest Area

Passed

$2,500,000.00 RR – 2019 To exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $2,500,000 starting in the 2019-2020 school year and thereafter for recurring purposes consisting of operating the new intermediate school and addition to the high school, expanding District programming supporting student achievement and the District’s capacity to attract and retain quality staff, and reducing capital project borrowing costs.
Fond Du Lac

Passed

$91,500,000.00 Issue Debt Issue Debt for Capital Maintenance and Improvement Projects.
Fond Du Lac

Passed

$7,000,000.00 Issue Debt Issue Debt for Capital Maintenance and Improvement Projects.
Frederic

Passed

$2,500,000.00 NR – 2019 Exceed the revenue limit by an amount not to exceed $500,000 on a non-recurring basis for five years beginning with the 2019-20 school year for operational expenses, staffing and maintenance costs.

Frederic

Passed

$7,000,000.00 Issue Debt Improve and upgrade facilities to include, student learning spaces, safety and security, aging building infrastructure, maintenance building, mechanical systems, kitchen and cafeteria spaces, and related equipment.
Freedom Area

Failed

$55,680,000.00 Issue Debt Build New High School
Freedom Area

Failed

$625,000.00 RR – 2021 Operating Referendum for New High School
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau

Passed

$9,800,000.00 Issue Debt For the purpose of paying the cost of constructing and equipping a new performing arts center.
Glendale-River Hills

Passed

$7,900,000.00 NR – 2020 Exceed revenue limit by $1,580,000 per year for five years for non-recurring purposes
Goodman-Armstrong

Passed

$2,250,000.00 NR – 2019 Resolution to exceed revenue cap commencing with the 2019-2020 school year by an amount of $750,000.
Holmen

Passed

$2,250,000.00 NR – 2019 Modernizing and maintaining a capable technology infrastructure, and providing information technology services and devices across the District.
Kaukauna Area

Failed

$32,930,000.00 Issue Debt Remodel five of six buildings in the Kaukauna Area School District to upgrade classroom space to adequate sizes.  Add safe and secure entrance ways to five buildings.  Add a gymnasium to River View Middle School.
Kettle Moraine

Failed

$29,875,000.00 NR – 2019 Exceed revenue limit by $5,975,000 per year for five years for non-recurring purposes consisting of operational expenses.
Lake Holcombe

Passed

$2,550,000.00 NR – 2019 Exceed revenue caps by $850,000 for three years beginning with the 2019-20 school year through the 2021-22 school year for operational & maintenance expenses.
Laona

Passed

$2,236,000.00 NR – 2019 Exceed revenue limit for nonrecurring purposes
Luck

Passed

$1,500,000.00 NR – 2019 Purposes consisting of maintaining current levels of educational programming and operational costs.
Luck

Failed

$9,500,000.00 Issue Debt General Obligations Bonds
Manawa

Failed

$3,500,000.00 Issue Debt To build a new gymnasium and add additional floor space to the fitness center.
Maple Dale-Indian Hill

Passed

$9,800,000.00 NR – 2019 For operating expenses
Maple Dale-Indian Hill

Passed

$16,370,000.00 Issue Debt Security entrances, updating building systems, renovations and maintaining school facilities
Marshall

Passed

$875,000.00 RR – 2019 Reclassify existing/retiring non-recurring authority of $875,000 per year for the purposes of maintaining current academic, athletic and co-curricular programs; retaining and recruiting staff; and updating instructional resources, technology and facilities.
Marshall

Passed

$1,125,000.00 NR – 2019 Seek permission to exceed the revenue limits on a non-recurring basis for the 2019-20, 2020-21 & 2021-22 school years by $375,000 per year for the purposes of maintaining current academic, athletic and co-curricular programs; retaining and recruiting staff; and updating instructional resources, technology and facilities.
Milton

Passed

$59,900,000.00 Issue Debt INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $59,900,000
Mineral Point

Failed

$19,500,000.00 Issue Debt Paying the cost of constructing and equipping a new elementary school on the existing middle/high school campus
Neenah

Failed

$129,580,000.00 Issue Debt Safety and security upgrades at all district facilities, construct a new middle school, high school tech ed renovation, ADA and infrastructure upgrades.
New Berlin

Failed

$25,000,000.00 NR – 2019 To exceed revenue limit by $5 million per year for 5 years.
Oakfield

Passed

$5,300,000.00 NR – 2020 Paying School District Operational and Maintenance Expense
Osceola

Failed

$8,225,000.00 NR – 2019 supporting each child’s success and providing a safe environment by supporting District operation costs including curriculum, utilities, educational programming, technology, and transportation.
Owen-Withee

Passed

$2,000,000.00 NR – 2019 Exceed Revenue Cap for 5 years at $400,000 per year.
Palmyra-Eagle Area

Failed

$11,500,000.00 NR – 2019 Non-Recurring Referendum to exceed the Revenue Cap
Port Edwards

Passed

$3,000,000.00 NR – 2019 $600,000 Non-Recurring for 5 Years
Potosi

Passed

$445,000.00 RR – 2019 Exceed Revenue Limit on a Recurring Basis beginning 2019-2020.
Rio Community

Passed

$3,425,000.00 NR – 2019 Exceed Revenue Limit for Three Years for operating expenses to include general maintenance projects, classroom supplies & program materials and technology equipment.
River Valley

Passed

$6,550,000.00 NR – 2019 To maintain the educational programs and current level of district operations.
Saint Francis

Failed

$7,250,000.00 Issue Debt Issuance of Bonds for Renovation for Consolidation of K-8 schools
Salem

Passed

$8,100,000.00 NR – 2019 Exceed the revenue limit by $1,500,000 for the 2019-2020 school year, by $3,000,000 for the 2020-2021 school year, and by $3,600,000 for the 2021-2022 school year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of general operational costs associated with repairing roofs and the facilities, upgrading safety, security and technology, and maintaining educational programming.
Shorewood

Passed

$65,000,000.00 Issue Debt Improved safety and security (District-wide), ADA accessibility upgrades (District-wide), renovations and updates at the main academic high school building, targeted renovations at elementary buildings.
Shorewood

Passed

$275,000.00 RR – 2019 $275k recurring for district-wide facility maintenance costs
Siren

Passed

$4,000,000.00 Issue Debt Paying the cost of capital improvement, safety and security upgrades.
Siren

Failed

$2,000,000.00 Issue Debt Paying cost of construction of a new athletic field and track.
Somerset

Passed

$28,600,000.00 Issue Debt GO Bonds not to exceed $28,600,000.00 for capital maintenance improvements, safety and security, including site improvements and facility updates.
Somerset

Passed

$1,000,000.00 RR – 2019 Exceed revenue limit by $1,000,000.00 beginning in 2019-20 for the purposes of district operation and maintenance expenses.
Sparta Area

Passed

$2,250,000.00 NR – 2019 Non-recurring purposes consisting of general operational costs.
Spencer

Passed

$5,980,000.00 Issue Debt renovating school building to improve safety and security; maintaining, upgrading, equipping facilities; constructing and equipping addition to building for education, music, and athletics
Spring Valley

Passed

$22,800,000.00 Issue Debt REFERENDUM AUTHORIZING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $22,800,000 FOR A NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
Sturgeon Bay

Passed

$9,700,000.00 NR – 2019 Referendum in order to continue to fund educational programming for students.
Sun Prairie Area

Passed

$164,000,000.00 Issue Debt CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HIGH SCHOOL
Sun Prairie Area

Passed

$5,000,000.00 RR – 2019 To pay for staffing, operation and maintenance costs of the new high school
Tomah Area

Passed

$6,000,000.00 NR – 2019 Resolution to authorize the Tomah Area School District to exceed the revenue limit by $1,500,000 during the 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22 and the 2022-23 school years.
Washington

Passed

$1,230,500.00 NR – 2019 For the support of ongoing educational programs and services in order to provide quality opportunities for each student to achieve his or her academic and personal potential.
Waterford UHS

Passed

$9,950,000.00 Issue Debt for the purpose of paying the costs of remodeling, improvements, upgrades, and expansions to the District’s existing school facility including classroom upgrades; safety upgrades; remodeling and expansion of family consumer science, art and agriculture labs and classrooms; upgrades to technology infrastructure; creation of a technology center; fitness center expansion; addition of outdoor storage and athletic/concession buildings; lighting upgrades; roof replacement; upgrades and replacement of heating and air conditioning components; parking lot and entrance  improvements; and equipment acquisition related to said projects.
West Bend

Failed

$47,000,000.00 Issue Debt An amount not to exceed $47,000,000 through the issuance of general obligation bonds of the District for the public purpose of paying the cost of a school building and improvement program consisting of:  construction of a new Jackson Elementary School; safety, security, building infrastructure, technical education and engineering lab improvements, remodeling and capital improvements at the High School; and acquisition of related furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
West Salem

Passed

$5,300,000.00 NR – 2019 For non-recurring purposes consisting of maintaining educational programming and facilities.
Whitehall

Passed

$1,750,000.00 NR – 2019 Exceed revenue limit for four years for operating expenses.
Wisconsin Heights

Passed

$11,000,000.00 NR – 2019 Five year non-recurring purpose – Exceed Revenue cap for general operating costs

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