Birchwood Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)
The Birchwood Exceed Revenue Limits referendum was a school bond issue on the November 4 ballot in the School District of Birchwood, which is in Washburn County. The purpose of the referendum was to exceed the state-set revenue cap by $325,000 in 2008-2009 and again in 2009-2010 for a total of $650,000, and add those funds to the school budget. The additional funds would be used to purchase instructional materials and other support for instructional quality.
Text of measure
Be it resolved by the School Board of the School District of Birchwood, Washburn, Sawyer, Barron and Rusk Counties, Wisconsin, that the final school district budgets for the 2008-2009 through 2009-2010 school years shall include, on a nonrecurring basis, an amount of $325,000 in excess of the revenue limits imposed by Section 121.91(2m) of the Wisconsin Statutes for the purpose of paying the cost of maintaining educational program quality, purchasing instructional materials, acquiring hardware/software for instructional technology use, providing technology support and maintaining district buildings
Defeated by 519 to 737.