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School bond and tax elections in Wisconsin

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There are 426 public school districts in Wisconsin, and each is entitled, through the action of its local Board of Education, to place school district referendum questions before its voters under certain circumstances. School referendum questions differ from school referendum elections in Wisconsin. Bond referendums in Wisconsin allow the board of education in a Wisconsin school district to ask voters to approve any debt exceeding $1,000,000 where as a school referendum questions allows the board to ask voters to exceed the districts spending cap.

In 2008, 146 school referenda have (or will be on 11/4/08) been put to the people. 49 of them passed, 49 failed, and 46 have yet to be voted on.

When can school referenda be asked

Limitation on school referenda

February 19, 2008

April 1, 2008 Wisconsin school bond referenda

April 15, 2008

April 29, 2008

May 20, 2008

June 3, 2008 Wisconsin school bond referenda

June 10, 2008

June 24, 2008

August 19, 2008 Wisconsin school bond referenda

September 9th, 2008 Wisconsin school bond referenda

Nov 4th, 2008 Wisconsin school bond referenda

Historical data, Wisconsin school bond referenda

The following demonstrates historical data of the number of referendum elections proposed in the state of Wisconsin, the number of referendum elections passed per election cycle and the total amount of dollars that the board of education is seeking to grow above the revenue limits for individual Wisconsin school district.



November 4, 2007 Wisconsin school bond referenda:







External links

Wisconsin Department of Instruction "All Referenda"