Is another school referendum coming?

As a previous referendum comes to a close, members of the Madison School Board are talking about a new operating referendum to exceed state spending limits, according to an article in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Board members, who are worried about limitations on future budgets due to limited ability to get new revenue from the property tax, voiced their concerns Monday during an Operations Work Group meeting. Following a 2016 referendum that gave the School Board $26 million in new taxing authority over four years, the 2019-2020 school year is the last year the School Board can exceed the state-imposed limits.

Board members also discussed a possible 2020 facilities referendum that could be as high as $280 million.