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Elmbrook Renovation School Bond (2008)

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The Elmbrook Renovation School Bond was a measure on the April 1, 2008 in Waukesha County. It sought $46.6 million from the community to renovate the athletic facilities of Brookfield Central and East High Schools.

This bond issue was a reduction of a previous $108.8 million referendum package that failed to gain voter approval in April, 2007.[1] At the time, this was the largest referendum in Wisconsin's history.[2]

Text of Measure


“Shall the following Initial Resolution be approved? INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $62,190,000 BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the School District of Elmbrook, Waukesha County, Wisconsin that there shall be issued pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $62,190,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of renovating and adding to Brookfield Central and Brookfield East High Schools; making related site improvements; and acquiring related equipment.”[3]


The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Mayor of Brookfield Jeff Speaker both recommended a vote for "yes."[4] 12 Brookfield Aldermen endorsed the measure, with Ald. Gary Mahkorn calling the current schools an "embarrassment."[5]



External links


  1. Elmbrook board OKs scaled back referendum (dead link), Journal Sentinel Online, January 22, 2008
  2. Editorial: Scaled-back referendum a good solution, Journal Sentinel Online, March 22, 2008
  3. Find your sample ballot for next Tuesday’s election, Fairly Conservative, March 25, 2008
  4. Editorial: Scaled-back referendum a good solution, Journal Sentinel Online, March 22, 2008
  5. 12 aldermen endorse Elmbrook referendum (dead link), Journal Sentinel Online, March 19, 2008