by Chris Kulow | Mar 27, 2023 | Legislative Update Blog, State Issue
From OSS: “The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of School Safety (OSS) has replenished 2021 Wisconsin Act 109 digital mapping grant funds, with an additional $1,528,341.03 allocated to address unmet need. With replenished funding, OSS again seeks applications from Wisconsin public, private, charter, and tribal schools interested in obtaining digital mapping data.
“The grant announcement is available here: School Safety Grants.
“Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.”
by Dan Rossmiller | Mar 27, 2023 | Election, Legislative Update Blog, State Issue
When voters go to the polls for the April 4 Spring Election, in addition to school board races and other local government races, they will find 82 local school district referendums on the ballot in 68 districts.
Of those 82 total referendums, 53 will be operating referendums to exceed state-imposed revenue limits. Overall, 43 of those referendums will ask for temporary (or non-recurring) authority to increase the district’s revenue limit, while 10 will ask for permanent (or recurring) authority to increase the district’s revenue limit. Operating referendums will be on the ballot in 51 districts across the state. (Two districts–Elkhorn and Fort Atkinson–have two operating referenda on Tuesday’s ballot.)
In addition, there will 29 borrowing referendums on the ballot in 28 districts across the state. Borrowing referendums ask voters for approval to issue bonds for major construction, remodeling or maintenance projects for school facilities. (One district–Oconomowoc Area–has two debt issuance referendums on Tuesday’s ballot.) (more…)