Chetek Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)

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The Chetek Exceed Revenue Limits referendum was on the April 1 ballot in the School District of Chetek, which is in Barron County. The purpose of the referendum was to exceed the state-set revenue cap by $300,000 per year for four years (totaling $1,200,000 overall), with the additional funds being directed to the school budget. The additional funds would have been used to meet basic operating costs of the district.

Text of measure

Shall the School Board of the School District of Chetek be authorized to exceed the revenue limit under 121.91 of the Wisconsin Statutes in the 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012 school years in amounts not to exceed $300,000 for the 2008-2009 school year, $300,000 for the 2009-2010 school year, $300,000 for the 2010-2011 school year, and $300,000 for the 2011-2012 school year, resulting in a total increase of $1,200,000 beyond statutory revenue limits for the 2011-2012 school year and every year thereafter, for use for the purpose of meeting the operating expense requirements to properly operate its educational facilities?

Result

Failed, with 342 "yes" votes and 1,530 "no" votes.

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