School Referendum Scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2018

SCHOOL REFERENDUM SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018

 

There are 66 school referendum scheduled for the ballot on April 3. The following is a breakdown:

  • There are six referenda to exceed revenue limits on a recurring basis. The total of those are $4.75 million.
  • There are 25 referenda to exceed revenue limits on a nonrecurring basis. The total of those are $126.7 million.
  • There are 35 referenda to issue debt. The total of those is $535.9 million.

 

The following school districts have an April 3, 2018 referendum question but have been identified as likely being eligible for the new Low Revenue Ceiling figure of $9,400 per FTE in 2018-19.  The new sparsity aid law says schools with a failed referendum won’t be eligible for the new low revenue adjustments.

  • Adams-Friendship Area
  • Almond-Bancroft
  • Benton
  • Ellsworth Community
  • Howard-Suamico
  • Kiel Area
  • Manitowoc
  • Markesan
  • Merrill Area
  • Mondovi
  • Randall J1
  • Shullsburg
  • Westby Area

 

District Name Total Amount Type Brief Description
Adams-Friendship Area $4,750,000.00 NR – 2018 Resolution authorizing the school district budget to exceed the revenue limit by $950,000 a year for five years for non-recurring purposes.
Alma $925,000.00 NR – 2018 A 3-year referendum to exceed the revenue cap by $295,000 for the 18-19 school year; $295,000 for the 19-20 school year; and $335,000 for the 20-21 school year.
Alma $25,000.00 RR – 2018 A referendum to exceed the revenue cap by an amount not to exceed $25,000 per year for the purpose of funding Fund 41 capital expenditures related to buildings and sites
Almond-Bancroft $525,000.00 RR – 2018 To exceed revenue limits and calling a referendum to submit the revenue limit resolution to the electors
Arcadia $4,000,000.00 Issue Debt not to exceed 4,000,000 to be used towards a new high school/middle school gymnasium, locker rooms, and weight room to go along with a 12,000,000 donation to add a joint use community center and a 1.2 million donation for an attached public library.
Beloit Turner $26,800,000.00 Issue Debt New Construction     (2-5 Elementary School)
Addition/Renovation (FJ Turner High School)
Benton $1,115,000.00 NR – 2018 BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the School District of Benton, Lafayette and
Grant Counties, Wisconsin, to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, ……….. and by an additional $150,000 for the 2018-2019 school year, $225,000 for the 2019-20 school year, and $370,000 for the 2020-21 through 2021-2022 school years for non-recurring purposes, consisting of continuing and enhancing the programs approved in 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015, which includes sustaining operating expenses with which to maintain the current level of operations.
Benton $300,000.00 RR – 2018 BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the School District of Benton, Lafayette and
Grant Counties, Wisconsin, to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $300,000 beginning with the 2018-2019 school year for recurring purposes,
Black Hawk $500,000.00 Issue Debt Capital Improvement Referendum
Brillion $5,600,000.00 Issue Debt For the purpose of paying the costs of improvements and renovations to the elementary/middle school building
Brown Deer $25,900,000.00 Issue Debt INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $25,900,000
Cambria-Friesland $3,200,000.00 NR – 2018 To exceed the revenue limit for non-recurring purposes to maintain academic and educational programs, technology, and address facility needs.
Chippewa Falls Area $65,000,000.00 Issue Debt INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $65,000,000
Clayton $3,000,000.00 NR – 2018 Budget to exceed revenue limit for four years for non-recurring purposes consisting of operational expenses.
Coleman $10,850,000.00 Issue Debt INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $10,850,000 (Base project to upgrade security and infrastructure and cafeteria addition)
Coleman $2,980,000.00 Issue Debt INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,980,000 (STEAM Renovations and Improvements)
D C Everest Area $59,875,000.00 Issue Debt Paying the cost of a district-wide school building and improvement program.
Delavan-Darien $1,500,000.00 NR – 2018 Improvements to Borg Stadium, installation of a dual turf field for soccer/football, new track and academic and vocational areas at the high school, including culinary arts and autos
Delavan-Darien $3,000,000.00 RR – 2018 Exceed the revenue limit by $3,000,000 beginning in 2018-19 for recurring purposes to pay for operating costs to maintain the District’s education programs
Ellsworth Community $4,000,000.00 NR – 2018 Exceed revenue cap for non-recurring purposes consisting of maintaining educational programming, technology, and facilities.
Fall Creek $12,400,000.00 Issue Debt High School improvements consisting of:  building infrastructure, safety and security, including the addition of a secure entrance; classroom and music room modernization; renovation and expansion of the commons; construction of larger weight and fitness center; and acquisition of related furnishings, fixtures and equipment
Fall River $7,800,000.00 Issue Debt The district will be looking to make the following improvements and updates in the following areas: capital maintenance and building infrastructure; learning space updates; communication and technology system upgrades; safety and security improvements; athletic facility, field and site improvements; and acquisition of furnishings fixtures and equipment. (Safety and Security, Learning Spaces/Educational needs (GEDO II, STEM), Facility Needs and Improvements and Athletics)
Frederic $12,730,000.00 Issue Debt Facility improvement program consisting of:  all learning spaces and building mechanicals; safety, security and capital maintenance improvements; facility remodeling, additions, and renovations; site improvements; and acquisition of furnishing, fixtures and equipment
Frederic $500,000.00 RR – 2018 Exceed the revenue limit by an amount not to exceed $500,000 on a recurring basis beginning with the 2018-19 school year for operational expenses, staffing, and maintenance costs.
Gilman $2,975,000.00 NR – 2018 For non-recurring purposes consisting of educational programming, expenditures and operations.
Horicon $22,920,000.00 Issue Debt The construction of a new elementary school; Junior/Senior High School site renovations including safety and security upgrades; and the creation of a consolidated campus.
Horicon $3,600,000.00 Issue Debt Junior/Senior High School building infrastructure which includes; roofs, plumbing, HVAC, electrical updates, corridor upgrade.
Howard-Suamico $29,250,000.00 NR – 2018 exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, for a duration of five years beginning with the 2018-2019 school year and ending with the 2022-2023 school year by an amount of $5,850,000 each year for non-recurring purposes consisting of reducing class sizes, employee compensation, and facility maintenance.
Hustisford $600,000.00 NR – 2018 To exceed revenue limit by $200,000 each year for three years (starting Fiscal Year 2019)
Kiel Area $8,400,000.00 NR – 2018 Exceed revenue cap by $840,000 per year for 10 years beginning with the 2018-2019 school year and ending with the 2027-28 school year for non-recurring purposes.
Kiel Area $10,400,000.00 Issue Debt Issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $10,400,000 for renovating the high school athletic facilities and building and equipping a new performing arts center at Kiel High School.
Lacrosse $20,875,000.00 NR – 2019 Exceed the revenue limit by $4,175,000 per year for five years for non-recurring purposes consisting of maintaining educational programs, maintaining district facilities and maintaining and replacing technology.
Luxemburg-Casco $11,900,000.00 Issue Debt the construction and equipping of an addition to the High School to create an attached middle school; and conversion of the current Middle School to an alternative high school.
Luxemburg-Casco $15,900,000.00 Issue Debt construction of additions at the High School for a new gymnasium and a secure main entrance; construction of additions at the Primary School for a secure main entrance and classrooms; upgrades and improvements to the High School technical education and family and consumer science space and weight room; districtwide site and facility improvements; and acquisition of furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
Manitowoc $10,500,000.00 NR – 2018 Resolution Authorizing the Manitowoc Public School District to exceed its revenue limit by the amount of $3,500,000 on a non-recurring basis annually for each of the school years 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
Maple $1,746,000.00 NR – 2018 Referendum to exceed the revenue limit by $582,000 each year for three years beginning with the 2018-19 school year for non-recurring purposes consisting of maintaining current programs and services, retaining staff, and updating technology education (shop) equipment.
Markesan $4,380,000.00 NR – 2018 To maintain School District programs and operations
Merrill Area $10,000,000.00 NR – 2018 Referendum to Exceed revenue limits by $2.5 million per year for four years on a non-recurring basis.
Mondovi $1,350,000.00 NR – 2018 Resolution to exceed revenue cap by $450,000 each year commencing with the 2018-19 school year and ending with the 2020-2021 school year.
Montello $3,700,000.00 Issue Debt Replacing portions of the roof, replacing roof-mounted air conditioning units, improving electrical controls, replacing carpet and removing asbestos, bringing the fire alarm system up to code.
Necedah Area $2,880,000.00 NR – 2018 Non-recurring 4-Year Step Referendum Scenario: $690,000 year 1 & 2 and $750,000 year 3 & 4
New Lisbon $2,100,000.00 NR – 2018 $525,000 for 4 years for ongoing educational programs, security upgrades and maintenance of facilities and ground.
New Lisbon $1,500,000.00 Issue Debt $1.5 million for upgrades of outdoor athletic facilities.
Northern Ozaukee $14,950,000.00 Issue Debt Referenda to request general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $14,950,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of a District-wide school facilities and programming improvements.
Peshtigo $29,960,000.00 Issue Debt Constructing, furnishing and equipping a new middle-high school on District land, including a two-station gymnasium; and completing site improvements.
Peshtigo $950,000.00 Issue Debt Constructing and equipping an additional one-station gymnasium and connected to the new middle-high school.
Phillips $12,600,000.00 Issue Debt Additions, renovations, and remodeling of the elementary school
Plymouth $31,900,000.00 Issue Debt This resolution states the Plymouth Joint School District’s intent to issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $31,900,000 for the purpose of  paying the cost of a school building and improvement program consisting of:  security improvements, construction of academic and athletic additions, remodeling and site improvements at Plymouth High School; security improvements, construction of gymnasium, cafeteria and academic additions, remodeling, roof replacement and HVAC upgrades at Parkview Elementary and Fairview Elementary Schools; district-wide security and communications system upgrades; and acquiring related fixtures, furnishings and equipment for these projects.
Prairie Farm $3,250,000.00 NR – 2018 General operation
Prentice $8,500,000.00 Issue Debt Purpose of paying the cost of a new school addition, renovations, capital maintenance, and building infrastructure improvements.
Randall J1 $2,025,000.00 NR – 2018 To maintain the current level of education programming and to operate the district.
Randall J1 $5,500,000.00 Issue Debt Facility improvements including security upgrades, classroom additions, cafeteria renovation, roof repair, acquisition of furnishings, fixtures and equipment
River Falls $45,860,000.00 Issue Debt
River Falls $2,100,000.00 Issue Debt
Shell Lake $12,200,000.00 Issue Debt Referendum for addition of 4K-2nd grade addition to our current school.
Shell Lake $3,500,000.00 Issue Debt Resolution to build a new gymnasium
Shullsburg $400,000.00 RR – 2018 Exceed the revenue cap on a recurring basis beginning in the 2018-19 school year for operational expenses, deferred maintenance projects and curriculum improvements.
Sparta Area $28,500,000.00 Issue Debt New elementary school
Sparta Area $4,000,000.00 Issue Debt Improvements and updates to existing elementary schools
Valders Area $275,000.00 NR – 2018 The project is to upgrade technology equipment and infrastructure.
Valders Area $6,375,000.00 Issue Debt The project is to repair and upgrade roofing, plumbing, HVAC, and bond issuance.
Westby Area $1,725,000.00 NR – 2018 Exceed Revenue Limit to sustain educational programs and to operate the District.
Wheatland J1 $2,500,000.00 NR – 2018 Maintaining the current level of educational programming and operating the District
Wheatland J1 $8,450,000.00 Issue Debt Facility improvement program consisting of: updates to science and STEM classrooms and building mechanicals; safety, security and capital maintenance improvements; facility remodeling, additions, and renovations; site improvements; and acquisition of furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
Whitnall $16,160,000.00 Issue Debt
Yorkville J2 $3,350,000.00 NR – 2018 Yorkville Jt. #2 School District seeks to exceed revenue limit on a non-recurring basis by $670,000 for the 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23 school years to support operations, educational programs and maintenance.