FAQ April 4th Referendum

What does it mean to “exceed the revenue cap” or have an “operational” referendum question?

An operational referendum allows a school district to exceed the state-imposed revenue limit.

  • All Wisconsin public schools receive revenue from state general aid and property taxes.
  • A revenue limit is the combined maximum allowed from state aid and property taxes.
  • For many years, the Hudson School District had expenditures well below the revenue limit. The amount of school funding received through state general aid has not kept pace with inflation.