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:
    Shall the School District of Shorewood, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $65,000,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of a District-wide facility improvement program consisting of:  infrastructure and building systems projects at all four schools, including improved safety and security, and ADA accessibility upgrades; renovations, expansion and updates of instructional areas at the High School Main Academic Building; targeted renovations at Lake Bluff and Atwater Elementary Schools; and the acquisition of related equipment?

  • Question #2 - $275,000 Recurring Revenue Limit Extension:
    Shall the School District of Shorewood, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $275,000 beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, for recurring purposes consisting of ongoing District-wide facility maintenance costs?
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.