In a climate of "just say no to taxes," how do you get your voters to say "yes" to a school tax increase? First you must understand a critical concept - your referendum campaign is not a thing or event. It must be an ongoing, daily process in your District from the time you identify a specific need to Election Day.
Kevin Hickman, director of pre-referendum services, will provide consultation and support to pass your district’s referendum by working hand-in-hand with your district and architect to receive maximum results.
In addition, Cullen has the unique ability to provide:
- Information Mailers
- Referendum "Needs Assessment" DVD for the Community
- Public Relations - Press Releases, Community Meetings
- Web Site
- And Much More
- Watertown Unified School District
- Waunakee Community School District
- Brodhead School District
- Clinton Community School District (2 referendums)
- Fort Atkinson School District
- Genoa City / Brookwood School District (2 referendums)
- Hamilton / Sussex School District
- Janesville School District (2 referendums)
- Milton School District
- Monona Grove School District
- Unified School District of De Pere
- Verona Area School District
- West Allis – West Milwaukee School District
Vote YES - Your Complete Guide to Planning & Executing a Successful Referendum
Over the past few decades, Cullen has been actively involved in many successful school referenda and educational construction projects throughout Wisconsin. What we have learned regarding the art and science of conducting a successful referendum campaign is showcased in our booklet Vote Yes - Your Complete Guide to Planning & Executing a Successful Referendum, which we will use to walk you through the steps required to put your District in the best position possible to get the yes votes needed on Election Day. Contact Kevin for a Vote Yes guide!
“For the past year, you and members of your staff have worked closely with me, our Board of Education, and a variety of community groups in the preparation necessary to pass a referendum and to build a new high school. In all instances, the Cullen focus on improved service, product, and efficiency is evident. We have been impressed with the ‘hands-on’ presence at our meetings and active participation in the planning.”
-Rebecca A. Nodorft, Past Superintendent Clinton Community School District
Director of Pre-Referendum Services
As author of Vote Yes – Your Complete Guide to Planning and Executing a Successful Referendum and speaker at Wisconsin education organizations, Kevin provides the resources to get a referendum passed by introducing the district to a specialized framework and providing the tools needed to be successful.
By working closely with the architect, he participates and guides districts during Town Hall meetings, Committee meetings, and presentations to staff and community. He has provided proven public relation strategies to get the YES vote.
To have Kevin speak to your organization regarding “The 10 things a School District shouldn’t do when trying to pass a referendum,” please contact at 608.754.6601 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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