Clinton Maintenance Referendum (2008)

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The Clinton Maintenance Referendum was a school bond issue on the November 4 ballot in the School District of Clinton, which is in Rock County. The purpose of the referendum was to issue debt in the amount of $9,630,000, with the funds going to the school budget. The additional funds would have been used for the construction of additional facilities (gym/music/art) and updating and improving all district buildings.

After this referendum was defeated, the Clinton school board voted to place the exact same measure before the voters a second time on the February 17, 2009 special election where it failed again. See Clinton Maintenance Referendum (2009).

Text of measure

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Clinton Community School District, Rock and Walworth Counties, Wisconsin that there shall be issued pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $9,630,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of constructing gym/music/art, office and kitchen additions, replacing the HVAC system and making site improvements at the Elementary School; upgrading and improving the plumbing, electrical and fire protection systems and undertaking various repair, replacement and improvement projects at the Elementary and Middle Schools; making security and safety improvements and acquiring furniture, fixtures and equipment at all District buildings.

Result

Defeated by 28 votes, 1,402 to 1,430. After this defeat, the Clinton school board voted to place the exact same measure before the voters a second time on the February 17, 2009 special election. The measure was defeated again on 2/17/09, with 579 "yes" votes and 968 "no" votes.

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