Wisconsin School Referendums Update

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Below is a summary of all school referendum results from the Wisconsin spring election. This may help your firm's ability to anticipate school design needs in the upcoming years.
 

Results District Name Total Amount Type Brief description
Passed Ashwaubenon $10,050,000.00 Issue Debt Facility improvement projects across the District
Passed Ashwaubenon $3,650,000.00 NR - 2020 Revenue limit amount to cover student mental wellness services and operation of air conditioning
Passed Baldwin-Woodville Area $12,500,000.00 Issue Debt $12,500,000 for facility upgrades
Passed Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine $2,875,000.00 NR - 2020 Resolution authorizing the School District Budget to exceed revenue limit by $575,000 per year for five years for non-recurring purposes.
Passed Birchwood $5,800,000.00 NR - 2020 Operating Referendum to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $530,000 for the 2020-2021 school year, and by $1,317,500 per year for the 2021-2022 school year through the 2024-2025 school year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of building and facility maintenance, student programming, curriculum materials and other ongoing operational expenses.
Failed Cambridge $9,900,000.00 Issue Debt Referendum to issue debt to construct and equip a performing arts center.
Failed Cambridge $150,000.00 RR - 2021 Referendum to exceed the revenue limit on a recurring basis for purposes consisting of operating the performing arts center and other District operational expenses.
Passed Cassville $600,000.00 RR - 2020 A recurring authority of $600,000 starting with the 2020-2021 school year for recurring purposes, consisting of paying the costs of maintaining the educational programs, facilities and equipment of the District.
Passed Cassville $3,000,000.00 NR - 2020 The School District of Cassville, Grant County, Wisconsin, to exceed the revenue limit and by an additional $400,000 for the 2020-2021 through 2022-2023 school years, and $600,000 for the 2023-2024 through 2025-2026 school years for non-recurring purposes, consisting of paying the costs of maintaining the educational programs, facilities, and equipment of the District.
Passed Columbus $30,000,000.00 Issue Debt Facilities improvements to the elementary and high school; maintenance and infrastructure improvements at all district buildings, acquisition of land; and acquisition of furnishings and equipment
Passed Crandon $5,000,000.00 NR - 2020 The School District of Crandon will ask district voters to consider a referendum question to exceed the revenue limit by $1,000,000 for each of the next five years, commencing with the 2020-2021 school year.
Passed Cudahy $11,750,000.00 NR - 2020 Referendum to Exceed Revenue Cap for five years for non-recurring purposes for a total of $11.75 million
Passed Denmark $2,775,000.00 NR - 2020 Resolution authorizing the school district budget to exceed revenue limit by $925,000 per year for three years for non-recurring purposes
Passed Dodgeland $17,000,000.00 Issue Debt Initial resolution authorizing general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $17,000,000  This is for infrastructure updates, remodeling of learning environments and classroom addition.
Failed East Troy Community $8,000,000.00 NR - 2020 Exceed the revenue limit by $1,600,000 for 5 years
Passed Eleva-Strum $1,725,000.00 NR - 2020 To be used for ongoing maintenance and educational programming.
Passed Elk Mound Area $15,730,000.00 Issue Debt Initial resolution authorizing general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,730,000
Passed Elkhorn Area $6,920,000.00 Issue Debt BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Elkhorn Area School District, Walworth County, Wisconsin that there shall be issued pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $6,920,000 for the public purpose of purchasing a building and site known as the St. Patrick School, including approximately 16.5 acres of related land located at 534 Sunset Drive, Elkhorn, Wisconsin; and renovating and equipping the building.
Passed Elkhorn Area $200,000.00 RR - 2020 BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Elkhorn Area School District, Walworth County, Wisconsin that the revenues included in the School District budget be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $200,000 beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, for recurring purposes consisting of ongoing maintenance of all District facilities and technology updates.
Passed Fort Atkinson $9,000,000.00 NR - 2020 $3 Million Non-Recurring for 3 Years on April 7, 2020
Passed Fort Atkinson $2,250,000.00 RR - 2020 $2.25 Million Recurring Referendum on April 7, 2020
Passed
 
Green Lake $4,385,000.00 NR - 2021 Exceed revenue limit for 4 years for non-recurring purposes consisting of operational costs and capital project costs associated with facilities maintenance
Passed Greenwood $4,650,000.00 NR - 2020 Resolution authorizing the school district budget to exceed revenue limit for five years for non-recurring purposes
Passed Johnson Creek $15,000,000.00 Issue Debt 2020 Elementary school addition to the Johnson Creek MS/HS
Passed Kettle Moraine $7,000,000.00 RR - 2020 Exceed inequitable revenue caps
Failed Luck $9,850,000.00 Issue Debt General obligations bonds
Passed Mequon-Thiensville $55,700,000.00 Issue Debt Referendum for the purpose of paying the cost of a District-wide school facilities improvement project consisting of:  District-wide safety, security, site and ADA improvements and renovations; construction of additions at the Elementary and Middle Schools and acquisitions of furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
Passed Milwaukee $87,000,000.00 RR - 2020 Resolution authorizing the school
district budget to exceed revenue
limit for recurring purposes
Passed Neenah $114,900,000.00 Issue Debt Construct a new high school, district-wide safety and security, renovating the existing high school to convert it into an intermediate school and a middle school.
Passed Nekoosa $2,900,000.00 Issue Debt Replace the track, replace football/soccer field, update the softball field, improve other athletic infrastructure
Passed Nekoosa $10,000,000.00 NR - 2020 Maintain/improve current programs and services, add staff to support struggling families, add teacher and upgrade tech ed equipment, add teacher to help K-5 students who are not meeting grade level math learning targets, add teacher to virtual program.
Passed New Holstein $8,000,000.00 Issue Debt Renovate the elementary school, high school science classrooms, site improvements, purchase of furnishings, fixtures, and equipment.
Passed Oostburg $7,500,000.00 Issue Debt Renovations and remodeling for a theater in the current gymnasium location and expansion of the library and cafeteria/kitchen; construction of an addition for a new gymnasium, fitness/weight room and classrooms; updates to the office and entry to enhance safety and security; building infrastructure and site improvements; and acquisition of furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
Passed Osceola $2,000,000.00 NR - 2020 Operational - $1,000,000 each year for a period of two (2) years on a non-recurring basis for the purpose of supporting each child’s success and providing a safe environment by supporting District operation costs including curriculum, utilities, educational programming, technology, and transportation.
Passed Osceola $10,000,000.00 Issue Debt Facilities Needs - $10,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs of capital maintenance projects at the high school, middle school and intermediate school.
Passed Osseo-Fairchild $3,900,000.00 Issue Debt Paying the costs of improvements to the District's buildings and grounds and equipment acquisition including: building and site maintenance projects; expansion and remodeling of technical education spaces and acquisition of related equipment; and district-wide technology upgrades and replacements.
Passed Osseo-Fairchild $3,150,000.00 NR - 2020 Paying District operating costs as follows: $575,000 for the 2020-21 school year, $725,000 for the 2021-22 school year, $875,000 for the 2022-23 school year and $975,000 for the 2023-24 school year.
Passed Parkview $3,000,000.00 NR - 2020 Operational Non-Recurring Referendum for technology, curriculum, programming, bus routes, and recruiting and retaining staff
Passed Phillips $9,860,000.00 Issue Debt Construction of additional classrooms and expansion and renovation of the Middle/High School Building.  Upgrades and site improvements along with potential demolition of a portion of Phillips Elementary School along with acquisitions of furnishings, fixtures, and equipment.
Passed Pittsville $6,700,000.00 Issue Debt Acquisition of land for and the construction of a new CTE facility, replacement of portion of Elementary School roof and replacement of backup boiler at High School.
Passed
This is close and could change

 
Racine $1,072,500,000.00 NR - 2020 For non-recurring purposes consisting of building modernization, land acquisition, enhancements for student career pathway programs, safety improvements, furnishings and equipment, technology, and debt service for new building and other capital improvement projects.
Passed Saint Croix Falls $14,000,000.00 Issue Debt To pay for the cost of a school building and improvement program, consisting of constructing new, as well as remodeling and capital improvements of existing facilities.
Passed Sauk Prairie $64,985,000.00 Issue Debt Paying the cost of school buildings renovations, outdoor facilities and improvement programs
Passed Siren $900,000.00 NR - 2020 Operating referendum
Passed Southwestern Wisconsin $2,500,000.00 Issue Debt Improvements to elementary playground to allow access for handicapped or students in a wheelchair along with improvements to athletic field, updated football field, baseball and softball fields and add a new track for students/community to use.
Passed Spooner $16,000,000.00 Issue Debt District wide infrastructure, safety and security and ADA improvements. Academic and cafetorium additions at SES, demolition of the small MS gym and acquisition of related furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
Passed Sturgeon Bay $16,840,000.00 Issue Debt Issue debt for an addition and remodeling of Sawyer Elementary School, safety and security upgrades at the High School/District Offices, the closing of and possible removal of Sunrise Elementary, CTE area upgrades, and necessary bathrooms remodeling to become ADA compliant.
Passed Suring $4,500,000.00 NR - 2020 For the purpose of paying District operation and maintenance costs and upgrades and enhancements to facilities and equipment, technology, curriculum and technical education.
Unavailable at this time
 
Viroqua Area $2,750,000.00 NR - 2020 Exceed Revenue Cap for educational and maintaining district facilities.
Failed – This is close and could change Waterford UHS $95,000.00 RR - 2020 The School Board of the Waterford Union High School District has passed a resolution to provide for a referendum election that the final school district budget shall include an amount not to exceed $95,000 in excess of the revenue limits imposed by Section 121.91 of the Wisconsin Statutes each year beginning with the 2020-21 school
year on a recurring basis for the purpose of paying the costs of the salary, benefits and operational expenses associated with a school resource officer.
Passed Wauzeka-Steuben $954,000.00 NR - 2020 Non-Recurring 3-year Operational Referendum
Passed Webster $6,500,000.00 Issue Debt Construction of an addition to expand the career and technical education area of the Middle/High School; parking lot, athletic facility and site improvements at the Middle/High School; renovations, improvements and technology updates at the Elementary School  and the Middle/High School; and acquisition of furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
Passed White Lake $3,500,000.00 NR - 2020 For operating expenses and maintenance/building projects and upgrades.
Passed Winter $4,000,000.00 Issue Debt Facility upgrades
Passed Wonewoc-Union Center $4,560,000.00 Issue Debt Paying the cost of a school building repair and improvement program consisting of: safety and security upgrades, ADA compliance updates, maintenance and building infrastructure improvements, career/technology spaces, science labs, building-wide HVAC, cafeteria improvements, site improvements, and acquisition of related furnishing, fixtures, and equipment
Passed Wonewoc-Union Center $195,000.00 RR - 2020 Referendum to exceed the revenue limit by $195,000 to be used for operational purposes
Passed Wrightstown Community $28,700,000.00 Issue Debt Initial resolution authorizing general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $28,700,000
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