67.05(6a) (6a) School district bonds, referendum.
67.05(6a)(a)1.1. Subsections (2) (a) and (6) do not apply to the issuing of bonds or the borrowing of money by any school district.
67.05(6a)(a)2. 2. Except as provided under pars. (b) and (c) and subs. (7) and (15), and subject to the limit on the number of referendums that may be called in any calendar year under subd. 2. a., if the board of any school district, or the electors at a regularly called school district meeting, by a majority vote adopt an initial resolution to raise an amount of money by a bond issue, the school district clerk shall, within 10 days, publish notice of such adoption as a class 1 notice under ch. 985 or post the notice as provided under s. 10.05. The notice shall state the maximum amount proposed to be borrowed, the purpose of the borrowing, that the resolution was adopted under this subdivision and the place where and the hours during which the resolution may be inspected. The school board shall also do one of the following:
67.05(6a)(a)2.a. a. Direct the school district clerk to submit the resolution to the electors for approval or rejection at the next regularly scheduled spring primary or election or partisan primary or general election, provided such election is to be held not earlier than 70 days after the adoption of the resolution. A school board may proceed under this subd. 2. a. and under s. 121.91 (3) (a) 1. no more than 2 times in any calendar year. The resolution shall not be effective unless adopted by a majority of the school district electors voting at the referendum.
67.05(6a)(a)2.b. b. Specify in the initial resolution the date, time and place for a public hearing on the resolution, which shall be within 10 days after the publication of the notice under subd. 2. (intro.), and whether the public hearing is for informational purposes only or whether electors present at the public hearing will be given an opportunity to vote on whether a referendum shall be held on the initial resolution.
67.05(6a)(a)2.c. c. For a school district that has experienced a natural disaster, including a fire, that causes the school district's costs to increase, direct the school district clerk to call a special referendum to be held within the 6-month period immediately following the natural disaster, provided the special referendum is to be held not sooner than 70 days after the adoption of the initial resolution. The resolution shall not be effective unless adopted by a majority of the school district electors voting at the referendum.
67.05(6a)(am)1.1. If the public hearing under par. (a) 2. b. is for informational purposes only and, within 30 days after the public hearing, a petition is filed with the school district clerk for a referendum on the resolution signed by at least 7,500 electors of the school district or at least 20 percent of the school district electors, as determined under s. 115.01 (13), whichever is less, the resolution shall not be effective unless adopted by a majority of the school district electors voting at the referendum. Subject to the limit therein, the school board shall hold the referendum in accordance with par. (a) 2. a. The question submitted shall be whether the initial resolution shall or shall not be approved.
67.05(6a)(am)2. 2. If a vote is taken at the public hearing under par. (a) 2. b., and a majority of the electors present and voting at the hearing determine that a referendum shall be held on the initial resolution, the school board shall proceed under par. (a) 2. a.
67.05(6a)(am)3. 3. If a vote is taken at the public hearing under par. (a) 2. b., and a majority of the electors present and voting at the hearing determine that no referendum on the initial resolution shall be held, the resolution shall be effective unless a petition is filed as provided under subd. 1.
67.05(6a)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) 2. applies only if the amount of money to be raised by the bond issue will cause the aggregate amount of outstanding indebtedness of the school district incurred without a referendum since August 9, 1989, excluding amounts specified in par. (bm), to exceed $1,000,000 or an amount determined as follows, whichever is less:
67.05(6a)(b)1. 1. Divide the full value of all taxable property in all school districts operating a high school, as determined under s. 121.06 (1), by the total membership, as defined in s. 121.004 (5), of all school districts.
67.05(6a)(b)2. 2. Multiply the quotient under subd. 1. by 0.015.
67.05(6a)(b)3. 3. Multiply the product under subd. 2. by the school district membership, as defined in s. 121.004 (5).
67.05(6a)(bg) (bg) For a school district from which territory is detached to create a new school district under s. 117.105, the amounts specified and calculated under par. (b) shall be increased, for the construction of a building or an addition to a building only, by the amount determined as follows:
67.05(6a)(bg)1. 1. Determine the number of pupils in each grade level who attended school in the previous school year in a building that was then owned by the school district and has been allocated to another school district by the reorganization and who resided in the previous school year in territory that was not transferred to the other school district. The number shall be the average of such pupils enrolled on the 3rd Friday of September and the 2nd Friday of January.
67.05(6a)(bg)2. 2. The department of safety and professional services shall determine for each grade level in which pupils attended school in a building described in subd. 1., the average cost per square foot for, and the average number of square feet per pupil included in, 2 recently constructed school buildings that were designed to serve pupils of that grade level, as selected by that department.
67.05(6a)(bg)3. 3. For each grade level, multiply the number determined under subd. 1. by the product of the 2 numbers determined under subd. 2., and total the results.
67.05(6a)(bm) (bm) In par. (b) and in s. 67.12 (12) (e) 2g., “outstanding indebtedness" does not include the amount of any of the following:
67.05(6a)(bm)1. 1. Refunding bonds or promissory notes, except such refunding bonds or promissory notes, or portions thereof, that have been issued to refund bonds or promissory notes that were not subject to a referendum as a result of par. (b) or s. 67.12 (12) (e) 2g.
67.05(6a)(bm)2. 2. Borrowings to meet immediate expenses under s. 67.12 (8).
67.05(6a)(bm)3. 3. Bonds or promissory notes that are deemed approved by the school district electors as a result of sub. (7) (d) 3. or s. 67.12 (12) (e) 3.
67.05(6a)(bm)4. 4. Bonds that are not subject to a referendum as a result of sub. (7) (cc), (h) or (i) or promissory notes issued for the purposes of sub. (7) (cc), (er), (h), or (i).
67.05(6a)(c) (c) Paragraph (a) 2. does not apply to borrowing by a school district to meet immediate expenses under s. 67.12 (8).
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 91 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on January 5, 2022. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after January 5, 2022, are designated by NOTES. (Published 1-5-22)