Germantown Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)

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The Germantown Exceed Revenue Limits referendum was a school bond issue on the November 4 ballot in the School District of Germantown, which is in Washington County. The purpose of the referendum was to exceed the state-set revenue cap by $500,000 per year, with the additional funds being directed to the school budget.

The annual additional funds would have been used for costs associated with the new elementary school, also on the Nov. 4 ballot. Both of the measures were defeated.

Actual Wording

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Germantown School District, Washington County, Wisconsin that the revenues included in the School District budget for the 2010-2011 school year and thereafter be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $500,000 a year, for recurring purposes consisting of costs associated with the new elementary school."[1]


Defeated by 5,341 to 9,458.


The group United for a Better Germantown support the referendum, saying that "Successful passage of this referendum will help maintain Germantown as a district of choice for families looking for a community to raise their families."[2]


The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance question claims that new construction and the related maintenance fees will pay for themselves without raising property taxes.[3]

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