Wheatland J1 School District Referendum (2009)

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The Wheatland J1 School District Referendum was a school bond measure on the April 7 and the October 27 ballots in the Wheatland J1 School District which is in Kenosha County. The referendum was brought to the ballot by the school board, and it sought to exceed state-set revenue limits by $300,000 per year for four years, totaling $1,200,000 overall. The additional funds will be used to maintain current levels of operations.


The measure ultimately passed 193 - 163 after having been defeated on April 7, with 363 "yes" votes and 417 "no" votes.[1]

Tax impact

The tax rate will increase from $6.73 to $7.40 per $1,000 of equalized property value. So, a $200,000 property will see an increase of $134 annually.[2]

Wording of referendum

Be it resolved by the school Board of the Joint School District Number 1, Towns of Wheatland, Brighton, Randall and Salem, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, that the revenues included in the School District Budget for the 2009-2010 school year and for three school years thereafter, to and including the 2012-2013 school year be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $300,000 a year, for non-recurring purposes in order to maintain the current educational level of the district and cover shortfalls due to decreased funding[1]

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