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Wausaukee Exceed Revenue Limits (2008)

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The Wausaukee Exceed Revenue Limits referendum was on the April 1 ballot in the School District of Wausaukee, which is in Marinette County. The purpose of the referendum was to exceed the state-set revenue cap by $575,000, with the additional funds being directed to the school budget. The additional funds would have been used to meet basic operating costs of the district.

Earlier in the year the Wausaukee school district put a different version of this referendum on the ballot, which also failed. The February 19 measure asked for a total of $4,125,000 in excess of revenue caps over four years to be used for general operating expenses.

Text of measure

Be it resolved by the School Board of the School District of Wausaukee, Marinette County, Wisconsin, that the final school district budget for the 2008-09 school year shall include, on a nonrecurring basis, an amount of $575,000 in excess of the revenue limits imposed by Section 121.91(2m) of the Wisconsin Statutes for the purpose of paying the cost of school district operation and maintenance expenses.


Failed, with 544 "yes" votes and 563 "no" votes.

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