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Watertown New Construction Referendum (2008)

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The Watertown New Construction Referendum was a school bond issue on the November 4 ballot in the School District of Watertown, which is in both Jefferson and Dodge counties. The purpose of the referendum was to issue debt in the amount of $22,385,000, with the funds going to the school budget. The funds will be used to construct additions to several elementary schools, make infrastructure updates to all district buildings, and purchase new equipment and furnishings.

An associated bond measure was also on the Watertown ballot, aimed at providing funding for staff needed for the new construction. See Watertown Additional Staff Referendum (2008). The measure to construct additions passed, while the measure meant to provide money for staffing the additions did not.

Text of measure

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Watertown Unified School District, Jefferson and Dodge Counties, Wisconsin that there shall be issued pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $22,385,000 for the public purpose of paying or reimbursing the cost of improving the infrastructure of all school district buildings; constructing additions to the Douglas, Webster and Schurz Elementary Schools; and acquiring equipment, furnishings and fixtures.

Result

Approved by 7,536 to 6,465.

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