The March Chamber Luncheon will be on Tuesday, March 12th!
Eric Runez, Superintendent of the DeForest Area School District, will share the details of the comprehensive solution to growing enrollment projections, aging facilities and funding needed to operate newly expanded facilities and improve educational programming.
On April 2nd, residents will be asked to vote on the two referendum questions below.
Shall the DeForest Area School District, Dane and Columbia Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $125,000,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of a school building and improvement project consisting of construction of a new intermediate school and maintenance building on District owned land in the Village of Windsor; renovation of Yahara Elementary School; renovation of DeForest Area Middle High School; site improvements; and acquisition of furniture, fixtures and equipment?
Shall the DeForest Area School District, Dane and Columbia Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $2,500,000 starting in the 2019-2020 school year and thereafter for recurring purposes consisting of operating the new intermediate school and addition to the high school, expanding District programming supporting student achievement and the District’s capacity to attract and retain quality staff, and reducing capital project borrowing costs?
This referendum is the result of extensive planning, study and community engagement. It reflects input from the 40+ residents serving on the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and from the 1,300 responses to a community-wide survey. The referendum plan:
We invite you to learn more about the details of this comprehensive solution that we feel supports our schools and community and positions the district for success as we strive to prepare students for college, career, and life success.
- Increases capacity for our rapidly growing student population
- Addresses aging facilities and infrastructure
- Provides collaborative, flexible learning spaces to support evolving teaching and learning needs
- Supports operational expenses associated with new facilities and improved educational programming