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School Law Update - Referenda Projects

Apr 03 2019

School Law Update - Referenda Projects

We are happy to extend a well-deserved congratulations to many of our school district friends that saw their electors approve referendum projects last night. While a hearty sigh of relief may be in order, now the real work of ensuring a successful project delivery begins. For those unsuccessful with their electorate, we share your disappointment, but recognize the opportunity presented to address deficiencies. More importantly, the setback provides those districts with an opportunity to regroup, refocus, and fine tune the ask for another election cycle.

Many of you are likely already thinking ahead – whether it be all of the steps that now need to be taken to bring these projects to a successful completion, or how to move forward in the shadow of a failed referendum. We have discussed several of these issues and processes with many of you over the years. We were happy to see many of you in attendance at the WASBO Accounting Conference where we discussed these issues, and we look forward to seeing many of you next week at the WASDA Annual Education Conference in Madison on April 10, where we will again present "Anatomy of a Referendum Project" alongside our partners Andy Chromy and Dan Untertl of the Oak Creek Franklin Joint School District, who will add a "real life" perspective to the legalities of the referendum and project process.

If you have any questions about the contracts, the contracting process or your particular situation, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our School Law Section. We have partnered with our school district clients at all stages of the referendum project process – finance, statutory compliance, contract negotiation and implementation. We would be thrilled to put our track record of success to work for you.


von Briesen & Roper Legal Update is a periodic publication of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. It is intended for general information purposes for the community and highlights recent changes and developments in the legal area. This publication does not constitute legal advice, and the reader should consult legal counsel to determine how this information applies to any specific situation.