Wisconsin Sets Records for School Referendums, Dollar Amount Approved
school referendums and the percentage passed in 2018. The Wisconsin Policy
Forum reports that 90-percent of referendum questions were approved – totaling
over $2 billion across the state. The previous record for highest dollar amount
approved was $1.8 billion in 2016.
There were 82 questions for more than $1.4
billion in debt and revenue increases on the November ballot across 61
districts in the state. Voters approved 94-percent of them in 57 districts –
worth almost $1.4 billion.
The report adds that the approval of school referendums
tends to increase when the economy is doing well.