West Bend New Elementary School Referendum (2008)
The West Bend New Elementary School Referendum was a school bond issue on the November 4 ballot in the West Bend Joint School District Number 1, in Washington County. The purpose of the referendum was to issue debt in the amount of $41,450,000, with the funds going to the district budget. The additional funds would have been used to construct a new elementary school serving the Jackson area. The funds would also have been used for general improvements at the Silverbrook Middle and Decorah Elementary Schools, and for security and parking improvements at Fair Park, Green Tree and McLane Elementary Schools and East and West High Schools.
Text of measure
Be it resolved by the School Board of the West Bend Joint School District Number 1, Washington County, Wisconsin that there shall be issued pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $41,450,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of constructing a new elementary school to serve the Jackson area and closing and possibly demolishing Jackson Elementary School; constructing additions to, remodeling, renovation and site improvements at the Silverbrook Middle and Decorah Elementary Schools; security improvement projects at Fair Park, Green Tree and McLane Elementary Schools and East and West High Schools; addressing traffic/parking issues at McLane and Fair Park Elementary Schools; and acquiring land, equipment and furnishings