Edgerton school referendums on pace to pass
EDGERTON—With over half of the votes counted in Rock, Dane and Jefferson counties, it looks like Edgerton’s School Districts’ referendum spending plans—both of them—will pass.
In recent weeks, district officials had blasted the public with an information campaign about the $9.3 million in proposed referendum spending for maintenance, technology and pension debt refinancing.
But it wasn’t until tonight that the district could be sure if the spending plans would pass. It now appears they will—and by a landslide margin.
Superintendent Dennis Pauli said tonight that he was awaiting until results of a few key townships, the town of Fulton included, before he’d be comfortable calling both referendums a winner.
But in Rock County alone, where two thirds of all votes have been counted, voters so far have overwhelmingly favored both referendum plans.
One plan, a $6.5 million referendum for building maintenance and a sweeping list of technology improvements—is being supported by 73 percent of Rock County voters.
The second referendum plan—a proposal to refinance $2.9 million dollars in dangling district employee pension debt—seems to have fared equally well with Rock County voters, with almost 70 percent of voters there giving the plan a nod.
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