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82 Percent of School Referenda Pass

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With this year’s rollercoaster of an election behind us, it’s important to celebrate news that brings us together. One of those uniting topics across the state of Wisconsin is school funding referenda. On November 8th, 82.09% of referenda that support financial needs to enhance public schools was approved by Wisconsin voters.  Although Whitefish Bay has not proposed a referendum since the 2009 $22 million request, it is important to reflect on the current climate of the state of Wisconsin. This November’s vote is affirmation that, regardless of political affiliations, communities in our state recognize the need to support our public schools. In the words of state superintendent, Tony Evers, “Put simply, people have come to expect that kids have access to a quality education and they are willing to pay for it—that’s a good thing.”

For more information on the recent referenda results across Wisconsin, click here.