Waseca School District Operating Referendum (November 2009)

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The Waseca School District Operating Referendum appeared on the November 3 ballot in Waseca County where it was defeated.

Election results

Waseca School District Operating Referendum was defeated.[1]

Waseca Operating Referendum
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 2,273 54.2%
Yes 1,923 45.8%
Total votes 4,197 100.00%
Voter turnout 63%


Measure details

The referendum sought to increase funding for the school district and as a result also increase local property taxes in the area. The referendum would have increased taxes for a six year period. The school board saw this as the only way to keep up the school quality since state funding was expected to be reduced in the following years. Proponents said that taxes were going to happen anyways and the school needed the funds. But opponents said that although activities would be cut or school fees would be increased, they saw no reason why everyone should have taxes increased even if they do not have children attending the schools. If referendum passed it would have provide approximately $1,393,853 per year to help fund the estimated $1,402,259 shortfall the district expects.[2]

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