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School Referendums on the April 4 Spring Election Ballot

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The following is a list of the 82 school referendum scheduled for the April 4 ballot. The list includes:

  • 29 Referendum to issue debt ($674,915,000)
  • 10 Referendum to exceed the cap on a recurring basis ($40,840,000)
  • 43 Referendum to exceed the cap on a non-recurring basis ($432,911,000)

The largest request comes from Marshfield, seeking $99,500,000. Shall the Unified School District of Marshfield, Wood, Marathon and Clark Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $99,500,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of a district-wide school building and facility improvement project consisting of:  construction of additions, including for a secure entrance, career and tech ed space, classrooms, student services, and cafeteria/commons and fitness areas, renovations and capital maintenance, building systems, infrastructure and site improvements at Marshfield High School; capital maintenance and building systems improvements at Marshfield Middle School; renovations and building systems, infrastructure, safety and site improvements at the elementary schools; and acquisition of furnishings, fixtures and equipment?”

The following school districts have more than one ballot question:

  • Berlin Area
  • Elkhorn Area
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Hudson
  • Marion
  • Oconomowoc Area
  • Randall J1
  • Rosendale-Brandon
  • Siren
  • Spring Valley
  • Valders Area
  • Washington-Caldwell
  • Yorkville J2
DistrictDistrict NameTotal AmountTypeBrief Description
0014Adams-Friendship Area$12,000,000.00NR – 2023To exceed revenue cap $3,000,000 for 4 years beginning 2023-2024.
0112Altoona$26,000,000.00Issue DebtBuying building and improvement to building and other district-wide maintenance, infrastructure and site improvements.
0154Arcadia$2,250,000.00NR – 2023Referendum question to exceed the revenue cap in the amount of $750,000 each year for three years beginning with the tax levy year of 2023 and ending with the tax levy year of 2025.
0182Ashwaubenon$19,500,000.00NR – 2023Operational referendum 5 year
0196Athens$5,270,000.00NR – 2023RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET TO EXCEED REVENUE LIMIT FOR NON-RECURRING PURPOSES
0203Auburndale$1,200,000.00NR – 2023For a non-recurring referendum to exceed the revenue cap in the amount of $600,000 for fiscal years 2023-2024 and 2024-2025.
0287Barneveld$3,450,000.00NR – 2023Operating Costs and Maintenance
0413Beloit$19,500,000.00Issue DebtConstruction and district-wide capital maintenance improvements including roofing and building infrastructure updates to heating, ventilation, and cooling system, safety and exterior upgrades, and renovations to athletic facilities at Beloit Memorial High School.
0413Beloit$23,000,000.00NR – 2023Exceed the revenue limit by $14,000,000 in 2023-24 and $9,000,000 in 2024-25 for operational and maintenance expenses, including for technology, curriculum and instructional materials, and social and emotional behavioral programs.
0434Berlin Area$12,500,000.00NR – 20235 year nonrecurring operational 2,500,000
0434Berlin Area$20,000,000.00Issue DebtDebt Issue of $20,000,000
0485Blair-Taylor$4,500,000.00NR – 2023The purpose of the non-recurring referendum is to maintain current operations and opportunities for our students, attract and retain staff, rebuild our fund balance.
0609Boscobel$21,500,000.00Issue DebtTo pay the cost of $21,500,000 for the public purpose of a school building and facility improvement project consisting of renovations and construction of additions and a gymnasium at the MS/HS.
0658Brillion$4,380,000.00NR – 2023Resolution to Exceed Revenue Cap Commencing with the 2023-2023 School Year (3YR)
0665Bristol #1$2,400,000.00NR – 20233-year non-recurring Operational Referendum to exceed the revenue limit by $800,000 per year beginning with the 2023-2024 school year and ending with the 2025-2026 school year consisting of expenses to sustain and maintain current operational and maintenance practices.
0777Burlington Area$24,000,000.00NR – 2023Exceed revenue limit by $8 million per year for 3 years non-recurring for operational and maintenance expenses
0870Cadott Community$9,965,000.00Issue DebtFor the purpose of paying the cost of a school facility improvement project at the Junior/Senior High School
0896Cambridge$2,400,000.00RR – 2023Recurring operational referendum: sustain class size, curriculum, technology, school safety and retain highly qualified staff.
0903Cameron$6,100,000.00Issue DebtReferendum not to exceed $6,100,000 through the issuance of general obligation bonds of the District for the public purpose of paying the cost of a school facility improvement project consisting of:  building systems, infrastructure and capital maintenance improvements at the Middle and High Schools; secure entrance improvements and main office remodeling at the Elementary, Middle and High Schools; school bus and district vehicle replacement; and acquisition of furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
1309Deerfield Community$49,700,000.00Issue DebtFunds to be used to renovate and to build on additions to the existing Deerfield High School.
1540East Troy Community$9,000,000.00NR – 2023Exceed the revenue limit by $3,000,000 per year beginning with the 2023-2024 school year and ending with the 2025-2026 school year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of operational expenses to help maintain existing programs and staffing.
1638Elkhorn Area$30,000,000.00NR – 2023$6,000,000 per year
for five years beginning with the 2023-2024 school year and ending with the 2027-2028 school
year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of expenses related to maintaining current
instructional programs and class sizes, staffing, ongoing safety and facility maintenance.
1638Elkhorn Area$500,000.00RR – 2023$500,000 beginning
with the 2023-2024 school year, for recurring purposes consisting of expenses related to
providing additional resources for the four-year-old kindergarten program.
1883Fort Atkinson$3,000,000.00RR – 2023Recurring Referendum for $3M beginning in 2023-24.
1883Fort Atkinson$20,000,000.00NR – 2023Non-recurring referendum for $5M per year for four years (FY24-FY27)
2114Gibraltar Area$29,800,000.00Issue DebtSchool facility improvement project at the school building and site consisting of:
renovations, safety and security, building infrastructure and building systems improvements; construction of additions for classrooms, offices and a replacement gymnasium; removal and replacement of older portions of the school building; site improvements; and acquisition of furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
2576Horicon$4,000,000.00NR – 2023Authorization to exceed the revenue limit by $800,000 for 5 years for non-recurring purposes consisting of operational and maintenance expenses.
2611Hudson$29,000,000.00Issue DebtTo pay for the costs of facility and grounds improvements to the EP Rock and
North Hudson Elementary Schools and the Hudson Middle School and equipment
acquisition related to said projects.
2611Hudson$8,000,000.00RR – 2023The final school district budget shall include an amount of
$8,000,000 each year in excess of the revenue limits imposed by Section 121.91 of the
Wisconsin Statutes commencing with the 2023-24 school year on a recurring basis for the
purpose of paying District operation, maintenance and staffing costs.
2625Hustisford$19,500,000.00Issue DebtSchool building and facility improvement project consisting of consolidation into one PK-12 school facility
2849La Crosse$60,000,000.00NR – 2023Resolution authorizing the School District budget to exceed revenue limit for six years for non-recurring operational and maintenance expenses.
2940Laona$2,236,000.00NR – 2023Exceed revenue limit for nonrecurring purposes
3206Loyal$6,700,000.00NR – 2023Authorizing the School District budget to exceed revenue limit for five years for non-recurring purposes.
3290Manitowoc$61,700,000.00NR – 20235 Year Non-Recurring Referendum to Exceed the Revenue Cap for the Following Amounts Per Fiscal Year:
2023-24 – $5,200,000
2024-25 – $11,000,000
2025-26 – $13,000,000
2026-27 – $15,000,000
2027-28 – $17,500,000
3318Marion$6,900,000.00Issue DebtCapital referendum not to exceed $6,900,000.00 to support safety & security upgrades, capital maintenance, building infrastructure & building systems improvements and furnishings, fixtures & equipment.
3318Marion$300,000.00RR – 2023Recurring referendum to exceed the revenue cap by $300,000.00 for operational expenses, including to sustain educational programming and services and expand course offerings and staff.
3339Marshfield$99,500,000.00Issue DebtShall the Unified School District of Marshfield, Wood, Marathon and Clark Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $99,500,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of a district-wide school building and facility improvement project consisting of:  construction of additions, including for a secure entrance, career and tech ed space, classrooms, student services, and cafeteria/commons and fitness areas, renovations and capital maintenance, building systems, infrastructure and site improvements at Marshfield High School; capital maintenance and building systems improvements at Marshfield Middle School; renovations and building systems, infrastructure, safety and site improvements at the elementary schools; and acquisition of furnishings, fixtures and equipment?
3484Mercer$2,235,000.00NR – 2023A nonrecurring levy to support operations, programs and facilities of the Mercer School District.
3612Milton$9,500,000.00RR – 2023Authorization to increase the review limit by $4,000,000 for the 2023-2024 school year; by an additional $1,000,000 (for a total of $5,000,000) for the 2024-2025 school year; by an additional $1,000,000 (for a total of $6,000,000) for the 2025-2026 school year; and by an additional $3,500,000 for the 2026-2027 school year (for a total of $9,500,000 and to remain at this amount), for recurring purposes consisting of ongoing educational programming, staffing and maintenance expenses.
3675Monona Grove$13,800,000.00RR – 2023Authorization to exceed the revenue limit by $6,000,000 for the 2023-2024 school year; by an additional $1,600,000 for the 2024-2025 school year; and an additional $6,200,000 for the 2025-2026 school year and there after for recurring purposes consisting of maintaining current programs and staff and operation expenses.
3871Necedah Area$7,000,000.00Issue DebtSchool facility improvement project at the school building and facilities
3899Neillsville$12,500,000.00Issue DebtFacility improvement project consisting of:  building, infrastructure, systems and site improvements; building renovations, accessibility upgrades and asbestos abatement; and acquisition of furnishings, fixtures, technology and equipment.
3934New Glarus$4,800,000.00NR – 2023Question:  Shall the School District of New Glarus, Green and Dane Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $1,400,000 for the 2023-2024 school year, by $1,600,000 for the 2024-2025 school year, and by $1,800,000 for the 2025-2026 school year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of expenses related to staffing, operating and maintaining current school facilities, and maintaining current educational programming, extracurriculars, and services?
3514North Lake$3,600,000.00NR – 2023Referendum to Exceed the Revenue Limit for Three Years for Non-Recurring Purposes
1945Northern Ozaukee$8,500,000.00NR – 2023To exceed revenue limit for non-recurring purposes consisting of operational and maintenance expenses, including to maintain current educational programs, services, and facilities.
3990Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton$24,900,000.00Issue DebtCapital referendum project for building updates, maintenance, and added programming spaces for educational instruction and co-curricular activities. The project includes: the addition of a new track & field space,
4060Oconomowoc Area$38,650,000.00Issue DebtSchool building and facility improvement project consisting of:  building systems and capital maintenance improvements at the High School, including heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and roof replacement; construction of a classroom addition, capital maintenance and site improvements at Ixonia Elementary School, including roof and floor replacement; removal of modular classrooms; and acquisition of furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
4060Oconomowoc Area$36,800,000.00Issue DebtSchool building and facility improvement project at the High School consisting of:  renovations, including for art, music and commons space; construction of an addition and renovations, including for a gymnasium, weight and fitness training spaces, locker rooms, storage, offices and an expanded cafeteria/commons; capital maintenance, parking lot and site improvements; and acquisition of furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
4151Parkview$4,350,000.00NR – 2023 
0490Pecatonica Area$18,800,000.00Issue DebtCapital referendum not to exceed $18,800,000.00
4536Poynette$9,250,000.00NR – 2023Non-Recurring Refererendum for Purpose of Providing for Operational Needs Of the School District
4627Randall J1$9,500,000.00Issue DebtReferendum to support the District in capital projects that include, but not limited to improving safety, security, roofing, heating & cooling systems. Additionally, create a secure single entrance to the building that also ensures the opportunity for social/emotional support for our greater school community.
4627Randall J1$3,600,000.00NR – 2024Authorization to exceed the revenue limit by $900,000 per year for the 2024-25 school year through the 2027-2028 school year.
4956Rosendale-Brandon$3,000,000.00NR – 2023$3 million over 2 years for operating purposes
4956Rosendale-Brandon$35,700,000.00Issue Debt$35.7 million for updates to high school and intermediate school so that two elementary schools can be closed.
5355Shorewood$27,500,000.00NR – 2023Operational and maintenance expenses, including salaries, benefits and instructional and extra-curricular programming
5369Silver Lake J1$2,400,000.00NR – 2023Non-Recurring Operational Referendum  to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91,
Wisconsin Statutes, by $800,000 per year for three years, beginning with the 2023-2024 school
year and ending with the 2025-2026 school year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of
operational and maintenance expenses.
5376Siren$1,200,000.00NR – 2024Operating Referendum
5376Siren$5,000,000.00Issue DebtConstruction of Playground, Track, Football field
5432Somerset$22,900,000.00Issue DebtIssue bonds not to exceed $22.9M for facility improvements and renovations at the ES and athletic fields, and to construct an auditorium at the HS
2485Southwestern Wisconsin$3,900,000.00NR – 2023To exceed revenue caps for operation to maintain programs due to increased costs and inflation.  This money will be used to maintain current staff levels, programs for students, and overall operation of the district.
5474Spooner$5,850,000.00NR – 2023non recurring purposes
5586Spring Valley$1,500,000.00NR – 2023REFERENDUM AUTHORIZING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET TO EXCEED REVENUE LIMIT BY $500,000 PER YEAR FOR THREE YEARS FOR NON-RECURRING PURPOSES
5586Spring Valley$7,100,000.00Issue DebtREFERENDUM AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $7,100,000
5628Stratford$990,000.00RR – 2023Exceed revenue limit by $990,000 beginning with the 2023-24 school year, for recurring purposes consisting of sustaining educational programming and operational expenses.
5747Tomah Area$10,000,000.00NR – 2023Resolution to authorize the Tomah Area School District to exceed the revenue limit by $2,500,000 during the 2023-2024, 2024-2025, 2025-2026, and the 2026-2027 school years.
4375Tri-County Area$1,450,000.00RR – 2023Resolution Authorizing the School District Budget to Exceed Revenue Limit by $1,450,000 for Recurring Purposes”
5866Valders Area$9,900,000.00Issue DebtUpdates and repairs to MS/HS; building expansion
5866Valders Area$7,500,000.00NR – 2023Operational expenses
6022Walworth J1$4,800,000.00NR – 2023a non-recurring three year referrendum of $1.4M in 2023-2024, $1.6M in 2024-2025, and $1.8M in 2025-2026 in order to meeting the operating costs of Walworth Joint School District #1.
6069Washington$1,870,000.00NR – 2023A non-recurring referendum to exceed the revenue cap for operational purposes for two years.
6104Washington-Caldwell$1,400,000.00NR – 2023Operational  – to maintain current class sizes, sustain the current level of educational programming and support the day-to-day operations of the school district.
6104Washington-Caldwell$2,500,000.00Issue DebtFacility upgrades and improvements at school including updates to safety and security  and the boiler and heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
6083Waterford UHS$24,500,000.00Issue DebtAuthorize a borrowing in an amount not to exceed $24,500,000 through the issuance of general obligation bonds of the District for the public purpose of paying the cost of a school facility improvement project at the district building and grounds consisting of: improving safety and security, renovating a former elementary building and making other site improvements: updating older portions of the high school; improving the softball and soccer complexes: performing capital maintenance and building systems upgrades and acquiring furniture, fixtures and equipment.
6118Waterloo$1,770,000.00NR – 2023Resolution authorizing the school district budget to exceed revenue limit by $590,000 per year for three years for non-recurring purposes.
6237Wautoma Area$41,300,000.00Issue DebtInitial resolution authorizing general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $41,300,000.00
6321Westby Area$5,700,000.00NR – 2024Exceed Revenue Limit to sustain educational programs and to operate the District
6426Whitehall$1,700,000.00NR – 2023Exceed revenue limit for two year for operating expenses
6545Wilmot UHS$8,400,000.00NR – 2023Operational referendum to exceed the revenue limit by $5,500,000 for the 2023-2024 school year and by $2,900,000 for the 2024-2025 school year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of operational and maintenance expenses, including for salary, benefits and security improvements.
6608Winneconne Community$28,300,000.00Issue DebtIssue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $28,300,000 for Middle School facility improvements/remodeling and reconstruction of the High School Parking Lot
6748Yorkville J2$12,100,000.00Issue Debt 
6748Yorkville J2$900,000.00RR – 2023 
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