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Mixed results in local school referendums

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Voters approved some but not all school referendum questions on the ballot Tuesday.

The Viroqua School District was asking for nearly $37 million for a building program in the largest request for funds in the area. Voters rejected the measure by a 3-to-1 margin.

Another multi-million dollar referendum, this one in Holmen, wanted approval for the school district to spend $23.5 million for renovations and a fine arts center at the high school. It passed by a vote of 6,612 to 3,291. A referendum asking to spend $460,000 for high school operating costs was approved as well.

Likewise, Onalaska voters agreed to a four year plan to exceed the revenue limit by $15.25 million.

Winona voters passed a $9.42 million bond referendum that will allow improvements to facilities throughout the school district.

In the closest referendum in the area, West Salem voters turned down a proposal to exceed the revenue limit by $7.635 million for four years. The vote was 2,503 to 2,470.

Voters in Bangor accepted a three year, $2.5 million plan to exceed the revenue limits.

Lastly, in both cases, referendum questions for capital improvements a plan to exceed revenue limits passed in the Hillsboro School District on Tuesday. The capital improvements total $3.7 million, while the revenue limits for the four year plan came to $2 million.

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