Deforest Area School District voters approved two referendum questions on the ballot April 2.
The first asked:
Shall the DeForest Area School District, Dane and Columbia Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $125,000,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of a school building and improvement project consisting of construction of a new intermediate school and maintenance building on District owned land in the Village of Windsor; renovation of Yahara Elementary School; renovation of DeForest Area Middle High School; site improvements; and acquisition of furniture, fixtures and equipment?
According to the unofficial results from Dane County, 55 percent of school district voters said yes, with 91.72 of the votes tabulated.
The second question asked:
Shall the DeForest Area School District, Dane and Columbia Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $2,500,000 starting in the 2019-2020 school year and thereafter for recurring purposes consisting of operating the new intermediate school and addition to the high school, expanding District programming supporting student achievement and the District’s capacity to attract and retain quality staff, and reducing capital project borrowing costs?
Dane County's unofficial results showed 53.3 percent of voters said yes.
Full results will appear in the April 11 edition of the DeForest Times-Tribune.