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Wauwatosa $124.9 million referendum to renovate aging schools gets approved

Posted at 8:50 AM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 11:06:01-05

WAUWATOSA -- Voters decided to vote "yes" on the referendum that would give the Wauwatosa School District $124.9 million to help renovate aging schools.

The referendum was the second highest on the ballot behind Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District which was seeking $138.9 million. The largest passing referendum in Wisconsin came in 2017 for the Green Bay Area School District for $165 million.

The tax impact for residents in Wauwatosa would be $1.88 for every $1,000 assessed value for the next 20 years.

Four new elementary buildings will be built to go along with the renovations. Schools in the district average an age of 73 years, with five of them having their original boilers.