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Oshkosh Area School District Construction Referendum (2009)

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The Oshkosh Area School District Construction Referendum or Question 3 was a school bond measure on the April 7 ballot in the Oshkosh Area School District which is in Winnebago County. The referendum was brought to the ballot by the school board, and it sought to exceed state-set revenue limits by $2,500,000 by 2014. The additional funds would be used to fund small scale additions and improvements to district facilities. Current estimates suggest that nearly $2.1 million would go to five schools in the district (West High, Perry Tipler Middle School and Read, Franklin and Webster Stanley Elementary) and the remaining $425,000 would be divided by other schools in the district.[1]

This measure is one of three going before the voters on April 7th in the Oshkosh Area School District. You can read about the others here: Oshkosh Maintenance Referendum and here: Oshkosh Elementary School Bond.

Status

Defeated, with 6,957 "no" votes and 6,902 "yes" votes.[2]

Tax impact

The Northwestern newspaper is offering a calculator where you can estimate the tax impact if the referendum passes: Calculate how much the Oshkosh school district's April referendums would add to your property tax bill.

Wording of referendum

Be it resolved by the School Board of the Oshkosh Area School District, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, that the final school district budgets for the 2009-10 through the 2013-14 school years shall include, on a nonrecurring basis, an amount of $500,000 in excess of the revenue limits imposed by Section 121.91(2m) of the Wisconsin Statutes, for the pupose [sic] of paying the costs of small additions and renovations to existing school facilities and equipment acquisition[3]

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