Two Referendum Questions
After nearly three years of assessment, master planning and extensive input from the community and staff, the Shorewood School District Board of Education unanimously approved two referendum questions for the Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Spring Election ballot that address critical facility needs at all school buildings. District residents will have the opportunity to vote on two questions:
- Question #1 - $65M for District-wide Facility Projects: Approval of this question would authorize the District to borrow funds (not to exceed $65 million) to address critical capital projects across the District, including: safety and security, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility, building systems and infrastructure, and targeted instructional space improvements.
- Question #2 - $275,000 Recurring Revenue Limit Extension: Approval of this question would provide additional and ongoing annual funding for District-wide facility costs so we may continue to maintain Shorewood’s historic schools.
The facilities work included in Question #1 will address critical infrastructure needs at all four schools, including improvements to academic classrooms and support areas in both elementary schools, and the renovation and expansion of the Main Academic Building at the high school. The revenue limit increase in Question #2 will help ensure that these facility improvements are maintained in the future.
If approved by voters, the collective impact of the two questions on the projected mill rate increase over the current rate is approximately $0.31 per $1,000 of Fair Market property value, or $31 per year for every $100,000 of property value.