BRODHEAD (WKOW) -- Voters in Rock and Green counties rejected a $3.5 million school referendum.
Fifty-five percent of people in the Brodhead School District voted against it.
This was an operating referendum, meant to raise money at a time when revenues are dropping, and the cost of education is getting more expensive.
The average homeowner would've paid about $228 more in taxes over 4 years.
The Brodhead District administrator spoke to us by phone after he heard about the referendum's defeat.
Charles Deery says he's disappointed.
"Now, we've got some work to do to try and figure out how we're going to balance the budget with revenue."
The list of possible cuts includes as many as 8 teachers, course offerings and all extracurricular activities and sports.