Salem Exceed Revenue Limit (2008)
The Salem Exceed Revenue Limit was a school bond issue on the September 9 ballot in the Salem School District, which is in Kenosha County. The purpose of the referendum was to add to the school budget $1,160,000 per year over the state revenue limit. The additional funds would have been used to help pay recurring costs of the school.
A similar measure was on the ballot earlier in the year which failed. 2009 sees another attempt to exceed revenue limits, which will be voted on on February 17. See Salem School District Referendum (2009).
Text of measure
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Salem School District, Kenosha County, Wisconsin that the revenues included in the School District budget for the 2008-2009 school year and thereafter be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $1,160,000 a year, for recurring purposes."
Failed: 386 voted "yes" and 677 voted "no."