Advocating for Public Schools
The success or failure of a school district referendum usually depends on how well the referendum’s supporters communicate with voters in their communities.
Background and Research
Find out more about the 30-plus-year history of Wisconsin’s revenue caps and the referenda they have spawned. These laws are unique to Wisconsin.
School District Revenue Limits and Referenda: Informational Paper, State of Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau
K-12 On the Ballot: Using Referenda to Fund Public Schools: Forward Analytics Research Paper questioning the efficacy of relying on referenda to fund public schools.