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Stoughton Voters Approve $48M Facilities Referendum

On Tuesday night, Stoughton community voters approved the two-question facilities referendum to authorize the Stoughton Area School District to address the most pressing long-term facilities needs. 

STOUGHTON, WI, November 9, 2022 — On Tuesday night, Stoughton community voters approved the two-question facilities referendum to authorize the Stoughton Area School District to address the most pressing long-term facilities needs. 

The two-question Facilities Referendum focuses on capital maintenance and addresses safety and security, building systems and energy efficiency, and facility maintenance upgrades. 

Question 1 includes a district-wide investment in near-term capital maintenance and a significant investment in building maintenance, safety, and security. Question 1 final vote counts for the Stoughton Area School District were 7,441 votes in favor and 3,865 votes against. Question 2 seeks to improve safety, security, and traffic flow by adding a new gym addition to River Bluff Middle School and removing the Community Gym. Question 2 final vote counts were 7,060 votes in favor and 4,222 votes against. 

District Administrator Dr. Dan Keyser said the district is grateful to everyone who voted and for the community’s ongoing support and commitment to the school district. “We are going to take this opportunity the community has given us and continue to focus on providing our students and staff safe and high quality learning environments,” Dr. Keyser said. “We are looking forward to beginning the design phase and will keep our community updated throughout this next process.” 

The Stoughton Area School District has been working since 2017 on district-wide facility planning to address critical capital maintenance and educational space needs. 

The District is committed to keeping all stakeholders informed about the referendum. Visit www.stoughton.k12.wi.us/facilitiesplanning to learn more about the solution, tax impacts, and the facility planning process. 


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Award-winning equitable multi-level system of supports at Kegonsa, Fox Prairie and Sandhill

The Wisconsin DPI and Wisconsin RtI Center have recognized our equitable, multi-level system of supports designed to increase the consistency of effective instruction while building staff knowledge and skills to support all learners. Congratulations to our three elementary schools!

All three SASD elementary schools were awarded a bronze medal for behavior from the Wisconsin RtI Center and the Department of Public Instruction!  The Wisconsin RtI Center is inspired by the hard work and dedication that schools and districts invest in their implementation of an equitable, multi-level system of supports.

Kegonsa, Fox Prairie and Sandhill Elementary schools were recognized for our work toward fully implementing a school-wide system that, according to national research, leads to improved student outcomes.

By establishing our equitable, multi-level system of supports, we increase consistency of effective instruction, build staff knowledge and skills to equitably support all learners, use data to proactively identify and provide support for students, and create a positive culture that nurtures relationships with students and their families, and communities. This strong foundation helps learners gain the skills needed to graduate ready for college or a career!

Month of 'readalouds' help students learn about Black history

To help honor Black history and culture during Black History Month, every night we post a video of a student, staff member, community member or guest reading a book. Guests included City of Stoughton Mayor Tim Swadley, State Assembly Rep. LaKeshia Myers (D-Milwaukee) and state Attorney General Josh Kaul and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes.

Kegonsa's holiday shoe drive: A Success!

Led by the Kegonsa Working for Kids group, staff, students and families are partnering with around a dozen community businesses and organizations to host used shoe drop-off locations. Read more in this Courier Hub article.

District nurse named Nurse of the Year by Wisconsin Association of School Nurses

The Wisconsin Association of School Nurses awards committee is happy to announce that the 2020 recipient of the Kathyrn Etter School Nurse of the Year Award is SASD's district nurse, Laurel Gretebeck!

Kegonsa LMC Image

For the Kegonsa Elementary and Working For Kids group, raising money to help students and staff is part of the game plan. And after gaining some recent acclaim on a downtown billboard for fundraising more than $12,000 for the library, they’re at it again next week – this time on the ice.

For the Kegonsa Elementary and Working For Kids group, raising money to help students and staff is part of the game plan. And after gaining some recent acclaim on a downtown billboard for fundraising more than $12,000 for the library, they’re at it again next week – this time on the ice.

Bronze Level Award

From Unified News Group: "Teaching and modeling proper behavior in young children isn’t always easy for schools, but at Kegonsa Elementary School, the staff has been recognized by two state agencies for being among the best in Wisconsin"

From the Courier Hub: "Teaching and modeling proper behavior in young children isn’t always easy for schools, but at Kegonsa Elementary School, the staff has been recognized by two state agencies for being among the best in Wisconsin"