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Upcoming April 4 election ballots include statewide, local referendum questions

RACINE COUNTY — More than just candidates’ names will appear on Spring Election ballots. All Wisconsin voters will be asked to vote on three statewide questions while voters in some Racine County municipalities will consider ballot questions related to public safety or schools. The Spring Election is Tuesday, April 4. In-person absentee ballots may be […]

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Caledonia to host public safety referendum information sessions starting March 2

CALEDONIA — The Village of Caledonia has scheduled six information sessions related to the public safety referendum that will appear on the spring election ballot. The first sessions will be held at 12:30 and 6 p.m. on Thursday (March 2) at Caledonia Village Hall, 5043 Chester Lane. Other information sessions are planned for 12:30 and […]

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Burlington Area School District moves forward with operating referendum on April 4

BURLINGTON—The Burlington Area School District (BASD) school board has approved placing an operating referendum on the April 4 ballot. The Burlington Area School District operating referendum asks residents to support exceeding the current revenue limit by $8 million a year for three years. Funds would be used for general operating expenses. BASD’s 2022-2023 general operating […]

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Burlington Council approves Echo Lake Dam modification, repairs to cost nearly $8 million

BURLINGTON — On Dec. 6, the City of Burlington Common Council unanimously approved the Echo Dam Modification as a part of the Echo Lake Dam Spillway Compliance Project. View the meeting minutes online. What’s next? According to the city, this approval will: Repair the dam, keep and dredge Echo Lake Expand the existing park and […]

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Raymond School District Voters To Consider $14.8 Million School Referendum

RAYMOND –  Voters in the Raymond School District will be asked to consider a $14.8 million bond issue to finance multiple improvements to the Raymond Elementary School, 2659 76th St. The referendum question will be on the Spring Election ballot for Tuesday, April 5. The school, which currently has an enrollment of 437, was constructed […]

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Mount Pleasant residents oppose village board attempt to extend terms

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerMarch 17, 2022 A group of Mount Pleasant residents has filed a petition containing nearly 1,300 signatures in an attempt to force a referendum on a Jan. 24 decision by the Village Board of Trustees to extend their term lengths from two to three years.  The change wouldn’t be fully in […]

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Dark Stores challenge effort on Kenosha County, City ballots in November

Local officials and state lawmakers from the Kenosha area gathered earlier this week to urge support for a nonbinding, Kenosha County referendum on the Nov. 6 election ballot that calls upon the Legislature to close a loophole that allows large retailers to skirt property taxes. As business opportunities expand, especially throughout Racine County and Southeast […]

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Community Members Needed for Superintendent’s Advisory Council

Racine Unified Superintendent Lolli Haws is asking interested community members to join the Superintendent’s Advisory Council to help improve education across the district. From RUSD: The Council is finishing up its second year of work which has included: Efforts to support the 2014 referendum communication campaign. Involvement in the research, planning and preparation to launch the […]

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Gilmore 1st Middle School to Get Laptops for all Students

Each Gilmore Middle School student could soon have a laptop and serve as a test for how to roll-out a district-wide laptop program at the middle school level. With curriculums moving away from textbooks and more into higher engagement digital channels, RUSD Chief Academic Officer Rosalie Daca told The Journal Times that providing a laptop to […]

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Racine Unified Referendum Updates: Case Field House, Giese ADA Compliance

Racine Unified is posting updates on its website about work being done throughout the district using referendum money approved last November. The Case High School field house was a total reconstruction. Crews took the area down to the studs and dirt floor before rebuilding boys and girls locker rooms; the weight room and gym with hardwood […]

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Construction Begins Next Month on New Schools, Gifford Addition

Construction gets underway next month on two new schools and the addition that will expand Gifford into a K – 8 facility. Racine Unified posted on their website the construction schedules for Knapp, Olympia Brown and Gifford. The projects are part of the $128 million, 15-year referendum voters approved last November. Repairing and rehabbing Knapp […]

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