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Jefferson Swimming Pool and Improvements Referendum (2008)

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The Jefferson Swimming Pool and Improvements Referendum is a school bond issue on the November 4 ballot in the School District of Jefferson, which is in Jefferson County. The purpose of the referendum was to issue debt in the amount of $39,700,000, with the funds going to the school budget. The funds would have been used to pay for the construction of a swimming pool and gymnasium for the high school, a new two-story classroom for the high school, general high school renovations and demolition, new tennis courts, and improvements to the grounds.

The Jefferson School District also had a referenda on the ballot seeking to exceed revenue limits on the district by $300,000 per year for general maintenance costs. See Jefferson Exceed Revenue Limits (2008). Both measures were defeated.

Text of measure

INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $39,700,000 BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the School District of Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin that there shall be issued pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $39,700,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of constructing and equipping additions to the existing high school including a two story classroom addition, pool and gymnasium; renovating and improving a portion of the existing high school; demolishing a portion of the existing high school; improving the high school grounds including the track; and constructing new tennis courts.


Defeated by 2,660 to 3,442.

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