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West Bend Renovate Badger Middle School (2008)

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The West Bend Renovate Badger Middle School referendum was a school bond issue on the November 4 ballot in the West Bend Joint School District Number 1, in Washington County. The purpose of the referendum was to add $27,400,000 to the district budget. The additional funds would have been used to build an addition to and make other improvement to Badger Middle School.

West Bend Joint School District Number 1 had another referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot, one that proposed to build a new elementary school. If they had been approved, the two together would have totaled a nearly $70 million increase in funding for the district. However, the two measures both failed to pass.

Text of measure

Be it resolved by the School Board of the West Bend Joint School District Number 1, Washington County, Wisconsin that there shall be issued pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $27,400,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of demolition work; constructing an addition to and remodeling and renovating the Badger Middle School including site improvements; and acquiring equipment and furnishings[1]


Defeated by 62.6% to 37.4%.[2]