Wisconsin Sets Records for School Referendums, Dollar Amount Approved

Wisconsin set records for the total amount of
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.