School District of Wild Rose Facilities Planning
Referendum Announcement - December 15, 2021
Based on positive feedback from the district-wide community survey, the School District of Wild Rose School Board unanimously approved two referendum questions for the April 5, 2022 ballot.
Question 1 authorizes $15,600,000 for educational improvements, including a classroom addition, renovations, safety, and security improvements, building infrastructure and site improvements at the Elementary School; as well as renovations, safety and security improvements, accessibility updates, and infrastructure, site and outdoor athletic facility improvements at the Middle/High School.
Question 2 authorizes $2,300,000 for HVAC upgrades including air conditioning at the Middle/High School.
The specific projects included in the proposed referendum plan are:
Secure main entrances and front office renovations at the Elementary and Middle/High Schools
High School Technical Education and Family & Consumer Science classroom renovations
HVAC, electrical, and infrastructure improvements at both schools
Air conditioning for the Middle/High School
A classroom and flexible space addition at the Elementary School
Complete Elementary roof replacement
Site work, including resurfacing of the front driveway at the Elementary School and the South parking lot at the Middle/High School
The estimated maximum tax impact for Question 1 is $0.60 per $1,000 of fair market property value, or $60.00 a year on a home valued at $100,000. The estimated maximum tax impact for Question 2 is $0.18 per $1,000 of fair marketing property value, or $18.00 a year on a home valued at $100,000.
If voters approve both measures, the combined estimated maximum tax impact for both questions would be $0.78 per $1,000 of fair market property value, or $78.00 a year on a home valued at $100,000.
What happens next?
Beginning in January 2022, the school board and district team will be working on a communications plan to inform our families, staff, and community members about the projects. Detailed information, including plan drawings, tax impacts, upcoming referendum information meeting dates, and frequently asked questions will be available on these pages.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please call the District Office at (920) 622-4203, or email email@example.com.
Community Survey Results
On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, Bill Foster, President and CEO of School Perceptions, provided a presentation of the Community Survey results to the School Board. We appreciate everyone who took the time to complete the survey - Thank You!
What’s next? The School Board is evaluating the survey results and will take action on a potential April 5, 2022 referendum in December.
The District and School Board need our community’s input on long-range facilities planning. If you live within the district boundaries, a survey will be mailed to your home this September. We encourage everyone to complete the survey by October 11, 2021!
Why is the District conducting a survey?
In Wild Rose, our focus will always be on helping students succeed in an ever-changing world. As we look to the future, we know there are challenges ahead, including the need to update our facilities. Last year, the School Board began this process by hiring an outside firm to conduct a comprehensive review of our buildings and grounds.
While our schools are well-maintained and have served us well, the facilities study identified areas for educational improvements and maintenance upgrades in the following areas:
Ensuring safe, healthy, and accessible facilities is a top priority. While our buildings are secure, there are important improvements that could be made to better monitor and control visitor access.
The District has worked hard to maintain our buildings within our annual operating budget. However, some major building systems including heating/ventilation, electrical, and plumbing are at or have exceeded their useful life, resulting in inefficiencies and potential costly repairs. Portions of the roofs and windows are old, inefficient, and need replacing.
Many of our classrooms, labs, and tech ed spaces have not been updated since the 1990s. Some classrooms are small and lack the flexible learning environments needed for large-group instruction, small-group collaboration, and project-based, hands-on learning.
What is the purpose of the survey?
The purpose of the Community Survey is to gather everyone’s input on a potential plan to improve our educational spaces for today’s learners and for the next generation. The survey will help the District and School Board decide which projects should be funded in the near future.
To collect feedback, we are working with School Perceptions, an independent, Wisconsin-based firm with expertise in conducting school district community surveys. All survey data is returned to School Perceptions and all responses are confidential.
When will survey results be available?
Survey results will be presented at the School Board meeting on October 28, 2021, and will also be available on the District website.
How do I take the survey?
Two ways: you can take the survey online or return it by mail.
1. Go to the survey website: http://www.Feedback2000.com
2. Enter the Survey Access Number printed on the survey
If you do not have Internet access, please return the survey to any school office or mail to:
P.O. Box 607
Slinger, WI 53086
Additional Surveys: The Survey Access Number can be used only once. To obtain additional surveys for other adults in your household, please call the District Office at 920-622-4201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please complete the survey before October 11, 2021.
Survey results will be presented at a School Board meeting on October 28, 2021, and will also be available on the District website.
Thank you, Wildcat Nation, for your time and willingness to share feedback on our Community Survey!