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Watertown Additional Staff Referendum (2008)

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The Watertown Additional Staff Referendum was a school bond issue on the November 4 ballot in the School District of Watertown, which is in both Jefferson and Dodge counties. The purpose of the referendum was to exceed state-set revenue limits by $3,920,000, with the funds going to the school budget. The funds would have been used to pay employee costs associated with new construction.

The bond measure regarding the planned for construction can be read about at Watertown New Construction Referendum (2008).

Breakdown of funding:

2010-2011 $560,000
2011-2012 $560,000
2012-2013 $560,000
2013-2014 $560,000
2014-2015 $560,000
2015-2016 $560,000
2016-2017 $560,000
Total: $3,920,000

Text of measure

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Watertown Unified School District, Jefferson and Dodge Counties, Wisconsin that the revenues included in the School District budget beginning with the 2010-2011 school year and ending with the 2016-2017 school year be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $560,000 per year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of operating expenses associated with expanded elementary school facilities.

Result

Defeated by 6,475 to 7,393.

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