On August 9, 2016, the Sheboygan Area School District Board of Education unanimously approved a referendum resolution, which is the official action taken to place a referendum question on the November 8, 2016 ballot.
The District will be asking our community to invest up to $29 million by supporting a referendum to update our facilities resulting in a $4 tax increase for each $100,000 of a home’s value.
An informational flyer will be mailed to all homes in Sheboygan in early September with more information outlining the needs in our educational facilities and the planned projects. In addition, a number of open houses will be held for interested parents and community members to learn more about the projects that would be part of the referendum.
Projects include replacing 30-year-old temporary classrooms at Wilson, Cleveland and Lincoln-Erdman Elementary Schools, building a gym at Wilson Elementary, and adding classrooms and small group instruction space at Pigeon River, Sheridan and James Madison Elementary Schools.
In April, the Sheboygan Area School District surveyed the community to gather feedback on identified facility needs in the District’s schools. More than 3,200 residents responded to the survey and voiced strong support for the proposed $29 million referendum. Over 70% of respondents said they would definitely or probably support the comprehensive facilities plan.
The survey results guided the Board of Education to move forward with a capital referendum, a request the District has not made in more than ten years.
For more information, please contact
Asst. Superintendent of Business Services