What is the difference between a recurring and non-recurring referendum to increase the revenue limi

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School districts may run two types of operational referenda, recurring and nonrecurring. A recurring referendum means a school district will be able to levy that additional amount forever, without going back to the community periodically for permission to exceed the revenue limit. A non-recurring referendum means a school district can levy that additional amount for the period of time defined in the resolution. If a school district requests a three-year non-recurring referendum, its revenue limit reverts to the State of Wisconsin’s limit at the end of the three years. This option was chosen because it provides a sunset for the referendum and allows residents to make an informed choice in future years.

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