Vote button trans.png
April's Project of the Month
It's spring time. It's primary election season!
Click here to find all the information you'll need to cast your ballot.




Clinton Maintenance Referendum (2009)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
School bonds
& taxes
Portal:School Bond and Tax Elections
Bond elections
2014201320122011
201020092008
All years and states
Property tax elections
2014201320122011
201020092008
All years and states
How voting works
Other
State comparisons
County evaluations
Approval rates
The Clinton Maintenance Referendum was a school bond issue on the February 17 ballot in the School District of Clinton which is in Rock County, where it failed. The purpose of the referendum was to issue debt in the amount of $9,630,000, with the funds going to the school budget. The additional funds would have been used for the construction of additional facilities (gym/music/art) and updating and improving all district buildings.

This exact measure was previously put to the voters on November 4, 2008 where it was defeated by 28 votes. See Clinton Maintenance Referendum (2008). District officials credit the loss to a lack of awareness from the voting public, and indicate the narrow defeat of the measure before as a good reason to try again. As School Board Vice President Kenneth Luety puts it: "If it wouldn't have been as close as it was," he said, "I don't think we'd be going again."[1] However, the measure failed on the second attempt as well.

Actual Wording

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Clinton Community School District, Rock and Walworth Counties, Wisconsin that there shall be issued pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $9,630,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of making security and safety improvements to all District buildings; replacing the HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air cooling) system and making site improvements at the Elementary School; upgrading and improving the plumbing, electrical and fire protection systems and undertaking various repair, replacement and improvement projects at the Elementary and Middle Schools; constructing kitchen, music, art, office and gym additions at the Elementary School (gym and office additions allowing for traffic and safety improvements); and acquiring furniture, fixtures and equipment at all District buildings.[2]

Status

Defeated on 11/4/08 by 28 votes, 1,402 to 1,430. After this defeat, the Clinton school board voted to place the exact same measure before the voters a second time on the February 17, 2009 special election. The measure was defeated again on 2/17/09, with 579 "yes" votes and 968 "no" votes.[2]

External links

References