Thank You and Update
Stoughton Area School District Residents:
On behalf of the Stoughton Area School District, I want to express our sincere gratitude for your support of the district’s recent referendum questions. Your vote of confidence in our schools and commitment to investing in our students is greatly appreciated.
The passage of these measures will allow SASD to:
- Invest in capital maintenance improvements
- Make important safety and security enhancements
- Consolidate and expand physical education spaces at River Bluff Middle School
- Renovate the High School cafeteria and kitchen
- And more
We appreciate the trust you have placed in us to use referendum funds responsibly. Throughout the design and construction process, we will keep you updated on our progress.
Again, thank you for your support. We are confident that these investments will have a positive impact on SASD students.
SASD looks forward to completing the referendum-funded projects. However, please be patient. The design and construction process does not happen overnight. Many months of architectural design are necessary before work is competitively bid and construction begins. All referendum-funded projects are expected to be completed by Fall 2025.
The Architectural Design Process
In the coming months, architects from EUA will develop and refine designs based on input from affected staff. Findorff, the district’s construction manager, will perform periodic budget checks to ensure project costs remain in line with approved referendum amounts.
Visioning is the process EUA uses to ensure its designs support the district’s teaching and learning needs. EUA recognizes that SASD staff best understand the educational needs of their students. The Visioning process affords staff an important role in describing how the district’s facilities best support their day-to-day work with students.
Referendum Q1 & Q2 Passed!
View the SASD press release here.
Remember to Vote on Nov. 8!
The November election is less than a week away! A $36.3 million SASD Capital Maintenance facilities referendum and an $11.7 million facilities referendum are on the ballot. Remember to Vote on Nov. 8!
Check out our Referendum Fact Sheet
Looking for a place to start learning about Stoughton Area School District's Nov. 8th Referendum? Look no further - check out our Referendum Fact Sheet for an overview of the two ballot questions. View the full fact sheet here.
We Want You to Be Informed!
Our commitment to keeping District residents informed about the upcoming November 8, 2022 referendum continues. Every home and business in the Stoughton Area School District will be receiving a postcard this week with information about the referendum. We encourage you to take a look and explore our website for details on the proposed projects, tax impacts, and more. View the full postcard here.
SASD School Board Adopts Referendum Resolution for November Election
The the Stoughton Area School District Board of Education adopted a resolution to move forward with a facilities referendum in the November general election. The referendum will come in the form of two questions covering a long-range, multi-facilities improvement project.
In May 2022, residents of the Stoughton community were asked to participate in a facilities planning survey. The survey showed 65% of participants would support a $36 million referendum to address the highest priority needs,
“We continue to seek opportunities that will improve safety and security in our schools,“ Jill Patterson, School Board Vice President said. “The referendum solution includes improvements that cannot be met with the school district’s annual budget. We are fortunate to have an engaged community and appreciate their feedback and input throughout facility planning.”
View the full Press Release from August 1, 2022.