Sample Letter & Resolution on Referenda Restrictions

The below links include a sample board resolution as well as a sample letter to legislators to assist in your advocacy efforts relating to legislation (AB 481/SB 355) to place restrictions on school district referenda ballot dates and implement a 2 year moratorium on referenda (or any other mechanism related to borrowing or raising revenue) following a failed referendum.

Sample Resolution on School Referenda

Sample Letter on School Referenda

We will keep you posted if these bills get scheduled for a public hearing in either house. Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac), chair of the Assembly Education Committee, said on a panel at the WASB Legislative Advocacy Conference that while he personally has concerns with Assembly Bill 481, he would likely give it a public hearing.  Senate Bill 355 is in the Senate Elections and Local Government Committee, chaired by state Sen. Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) who has given no indication yet whether his committee will hear the bill.