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Oshkosh Area School District Maintenance Referendum (2009)

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The Oshkosh Area School District Maintenance Referendum or Question 2 was a school bond measure on the April 7 ballot in the Oshkosh Area School District which is in Winnebago County. The referendum was brought to the ballot by the school board, and it sought to exceed state-set revenue limits by $6,500,000 by 2014. The additional funds would be used to pay for maintenance on district buildings that has been deferred. Some suggested projects include repairing "roofs across the district, windows at Webster Stanley school, bleachers at West High school and heating and air conditioning systems at Perry Tipler, Roosevelt and Merrill."[1]

This measure is one of three going before the voters on April 7th in the Oshkosh Area School District. You can read about the others here: Oshkosh Construction Referendum and here: Oshkosh Elementary School Bond.


Passed, with 7,212 "yes" votes and 6,624 "no" votes.[2]

Tax impact

The Northwestern newspaper is offering a calculator where you can estimate the tax impact if the referendum passes: Calculate how much the Oshkosh school district's April referendums would add to your property tax bill.

Wording of referendum

Be it resolved by the School Board of the Oshkosh Area School District, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, that the final school district budgets for the 2009-10 through the 2013-14 school years shall include, on a nonrecurring basis, an amount of $1,300,000 in excess of the revenue limits imposed by Section 121.91(2m) of the Wisconsin Statutes for the purpose of paying the costs of deferred maintenance on school facilities[2]

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