Shorewood Facilities Design Workshop, June 18th

Design Workshop
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Shorewood High School Library
All interested Shorewood residents, students, and staff are invited to join us for an interactive workshop with our architectural partner, EUA (Eppstein Uhen Architects), as the design work approved by the community in the April referendum moves forward. Attendees will have the opportunity to:

- Provide feedback on what existing building features are most significant;
- Provide input on goals, values, and objectives to inform the overall design process;
- Learn more about next steps and estimated project timelines

RSVP’s for this exciting workshop are appreciated for planning purposes by Friday, June 14. Please RSVP here to let us know you can make it. 
District-wide Facilities Project Update
On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Shorewood residents voted to approve two referendum questions on the ballot to improve the Shorewood School District’s historic school facilities. The April 2nd election results indicated that 61% of Shorewood residents voted in support of the first referendum question, which authorizes the District to borrow $65M for District-wide facilities projects, while 66% voted in favor of the second question, which increases the annual revenue limit by $275,000 for ongoing and recurring District-wide facilities maintenance costs.

“We are grateful to the Shorewood community members for their strong support of our schools,” said Paru Shah, Shorewood School Board President. “We are excited to move forward with these much needed improvements to our historic facilities, and look forward to continuing to engage our community in this process.”

The referendum will address prioritized needs at all four District schools in the areas of:
• Safety and Security;
• Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility;
• Building Systems and Infrastructure; and
• Learning Spaces.

The referendum approval comes after nearly three years of assessment, master planning, and extensive input from the community and staff, a process led by the Shorewood School Board. Community members originally identified “Modernizing and Maintaining Our Historic Schools” as one of the top five priorities at a District Visioning Summit held in February 2016. Since then, the District developed a comprehensive facilities plan to make improvements at all four schools in Shorewood.

The facilities work addresses critical infrastructure needs at all four schools, including improvements to academic classrooms and support areas in both elementary schools, secure entrances, and renovation and expansion of the Main Academic Building at the high school. The revenue limit increase will help ensure that these facility improvements are maintained in the future. Of the District’s four historic schools, three are over 90 years old.

Design work is underway. Construction work will begin in Spring 2020 with anticipated completion by Summer 2023. The District is working with their construction manager Miron Construction Co., Inc. and architect EUA (Eppstein Uhen Architects) to begin project planning. All projects throughout the construction process will be competitively bid and local participation will be encouraged.

The District is committed to continuing transparent communication throughout the entire facilities improvement process, and will engage the community and staff as the design phase moves forward. All design and construction updates will be posted on the District website at