The biggest news is the overwhelming rejection of a statewide voucher plan in Utah.
Washington State has a requirement of a 60% super majority for school levies. There was a ballot measure to require only a simple majority. Returns aren’t final, but it appears to be failing. More info here.
Update: Voters say no to simple majority.
Many, many referenda in Minnesota (99 total, the second most in state history). 67.6% of the operating levy referenda passed; 50% of the districts asking for bond referenda and capital projects passed at least one request. For more, see these links:
Complete list of School Districts’ Referendum Results ( Minnesota School Boards Association)
Closer to home, there were a number of school referenda on the ballot Tuesday (and a few others, from September and October).
Voters Approve Abbotsford School Referendum (building).
Denmark referendum fails for fourth time (building, maintenance and operation).
Galesville-Ettrick Voters Pass School Referendums (building).
Genoa City (building — I can’t find a report yet, but it passed, 250-227). Update: ‘Yes’ to school project.
Hartford voters reject school referendums (building and operating).
Holmen voters approve both school referendum questions (building and operation).
Lake Mills board members review failed referendum (10/2/07, building, maintenance, technology).
Montello considers program cuts (9/11/07, building and operating, failed).
Voters pass Prairie du Chien school issues (10/30/07, building and refinance).
Park Falls/Butternut consolidation — Butternut voters reject Park Falls/Butternut consolidation (Park Falls voters voted yes, 965-389). More on Park Falls on AMPS here).
Thomas J. Mertz
(updated, 11/07/2007, 7:10 PM)