Dodge County School District Referendum Fail To Pass

(Dodge County) A pair of Dodge County school district referenda were voted down by voters Tuesday night.

The Hustisford School District was seeking $19.5-million-dollars to put towards upgrading current facilities and to construct a brand-new pre-k-through-12 school building. There were 962 no votes cast to 638 yes votes.

An operational referendum in the Horicon School District was defeated with 1,107 no votes to 798 yes votes. It sought to exceed revenue limits by $800-thousand dollars per year for five years.

Both an operational and a facilities referendum were approved in the Rosendale-Brandon School District. The first question, to exceed their revenue cap by up to $1.5 million a year for two years, was approved 1539 votes to 1084.

The second referendum approved totals $35.7 million to make improvements at Rosendale Intermediate School and Laconia High School to consolidate down from four schools to two. The margin was far more thin at 1392 votes to 1234.

District Superintendent Wayne Weber says with a declining enrollment consolidation of their facilities will save them about $900,000 a year. He says with no increase in funding expected from the state, the $1.5 million in additional revenue a year will help with carry the district until they can complete the improvements and add the additions to the two schools.