Siren School District Referendum (2009)
After the February referendum failed, the district placed a new measure on the April 7 ballot. This measure was to exceed revenue limits by $150,000 per year with the additional funds being used to maintain current levels of operation.
Wording of April referendum
Shall the School Board of the School District of Siren be authorized to annually exceed the revenue limit under Section 121.91 of the Wisconsin Statutes in an amount not to exceed $150,000, beginning with the 2009-2010 school year and continuing on a recurring basis each school year thereafter, for the purpose of meeting the operating expense requirements to properly operate and maintain its educational facilities?
Wording of February referendum
Be it resolved, by the School Board of the School District of Siren that it shall include revenue in its budget for each of the five (5) school years, commencing with 2009-2010 and ending with 2013-2014, in an amount not to exceed $250,000 annually on a non-recurring basis in excess of the revenue limit as set forth in Sec. 121.91, Wis. Stats, for the purpose of sustaining operating expenses with which to maintain the current level of operations for the School District in each of these school years.
The measure was narrowly defeated, with 156 "yes" votes and 167 "no" votes.
- Siren School District website
- Siren looks at school referendum, Burnett County Sentinel, December 30, 2008