Proposed Solutions

Farnsworth Middle School site plan

Farnsworth Middle School

The plan would build a new Farnsworth Middle School and remodel the existing gym, fitness center, and the two classrooms built in the 1990s. The remaining structure would be demolished.

The project would include:

  1. Bus drop-off/pick-up lane
  2. Three-story academic classroom wing
  3. Two-story wing for art and family and consumer sciences
  4. Secured main entrance
  5. Visitor parking with parent drop-off lane along 10th Avenue
  6. Cafeteria
  7. Music area
  8. Fully renovated gym and fitness center with updated locker rooms
  9. Outdoor recreation space
  10. Staff parking
Urban Middle School site plan one

Urban Middle School Plan One

  1. Traffic improvements to Najacht Road, including widening, a left-turn-only lane, and sidewalks
  2. Staff parking and bus drop-off/pick-up loop
  3. Visitor parking and parent drop-off/pick-up loop
  4. Additional parking for staff and events
  5. Outdoor recreation space
  6. Three-court gym and locker rooms
  7. Secure main entrance and office with adjacent cafeteria, music, and art areas
  8. Tech ed and family and consumer science classrooms
  9. Three-story academic classroom wing

This project would create additional parking for North High School on the current Urban site. The existing middle school building would be demolished.

Urban Middle School site plan two

Urban Middle School Plan Two

1. Improved parent drop-off and pick-up
2. New secure entrance easily accessible from the parking lot
3. Appropriately-sized classrooms
4. Cafeteria with natural light
5. Increased parking

Based on the survey results and community feedback, Bray Architects presented a potential plan to rebuild Urban Middle School at its current location. This revised plan to rebuild Urban on its current location includes major renovations to a portion of the building, keeping the existing facade, and rebuilding a large section of the school. The estimated budget for rebuilding on the existing Urban site could decrease the overall project budget by at least $4 million.

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Funding Support

Sheboygan Area voters would need to approve a $126 million referendum to pay for this plan.
If approved, SASD does not anticipate another capital referendum in the next 8 -12 years.

referendum tax impact

If a majority of Sheboygan voters support the referendum, the property tax mill rate would increase by $0.30 and remain below the 2022-23 level.

The gray block illustrates the estimated tax impact.

Mill Rate Comparisons
property tax impact

Approval would increase the mill rate by $0.30. Financing assumes a multi-phased borrowing plan repaid over 22 years at interest rates from 5.50% - 5.75%.