2020 Referendum Q&A

  • Why another referendum so soon?

  • What is going to happen to my taxes?

  • How can the referendum amount increase, but my taxes won’t?

  • Why did my 2019 property tax bill increase?

  • What impact has private school vouchers had on funding in the School District of Fort Atkinson?

  • What about enrollment information?

  • What do recurring and non-recurring mean?

  • What is a revenue limit?

  • How are schools in Wisconsin funded?

  • Why can’t the School District “live within its means”?

  • What if the State grants the District more revenue than projected?

  • Why can’t the School District operate more like a private business?

  • Why don’t we cut all the “extra” stuff and just teach the basics?

  • What strategic improvements has the District made since the last referendum?

  • What will we get for this referendum if it is passed?

  • What specific reductions would be made if the referendum does not pass?

  • I heard the district has a fund balance available. Why not just use those funds?

  • If the referendum fails, will my taxes go down?

  • What does a “Yes” vote mean and what does a “No” vote mean?

  • What is this Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC) that I have been hearing about?

  • Why not separate the proposed referendum question into two questions for the voters to vote on separately?