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.