Voters across the state emphasized their commitment to Wisconsin students and teachers by approving more than 90 percent of school district referendum questions on the ballot in the recent spring election. Overall, 48 school districts had a total of 57 referendum questions up for vote in the election, which took place on April 7, 2020. Voters approved 52 of those referendums.
The additional funding approved by voters will aid school districts in improving mental health services, increasing access to technology, adding additional resources, help cover rising operating costs, upgrade outdated facilities and other renovation projects, and more.
The largest and longest lasting of the referendum questions on the ballot, Racine Unified School District’s 30 year, $1 billion referendum passed after a recount, according to unofficial results.
Unofficial results were published by the Wisconsin Elections Commission on April 14, 2020, and will be certified by May 15, 2020. For a full list of referendums and accompanying unofficial results, visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s School Financial Services referendum database.