A two question facilities referendum on the Nov. 8th ballot:
Question 1 | $36.3 million
Address our highest priority district-wide capital maintenance needs in the following categories:
Systems & Energy Efficiency
Safety & Security
Building Exterior & Interior
Question 2 | $11.7 million
Replace Community Gym by adding a gym and fitness area to River Bluff Middle School
Improve safety including ADA compliance
Avoid significant maintenance work at building that is beyond its useful life
Voter approval of both questions would increase the school tax rate by an estimated $90 for every $100,000 of property value. Learn more about the Community Investment.
What is included in the referendum?
The School District of Stoughton’s Board of Education authorized two facilities referendum questions that will appear on the November 8 General Election ballot. These two referendum questions address the district’s most pressing long-term facilities needs. Together, the referendum focus on:
Address immediate district-wide capital maintenance needs
Improve safety and security for students, staff, and community
Invest in more energy efficient building systems
In addition, the district will continue long-range facility and operational planning.
These facilities investments touch all five district elementary builds plus the District Office and maintenance shop. The referendum is divided into two ballot questions.
Question 1 Includes a district-wide investment in near-term capital maintenance and a significant investment in building maintenance and safety and security. Question 1 also includes a remodeling of the High School Cafeteria and Kitchen
Question 2 Improves safety, security and traffic flow by adding a gym and relocating to the River Bluff Middle School site and removing the Armory. Green space will be added and the parent drop off / pick up will be expanded. A space within the existing gym will be converted to a permanent wrestling room while in-season.
Project Scope Matrix
The project scope matrix outlines the areas the District plans to update with a successful referendum. The matrix is broken into the two questions that will be on the Nov. 8th ballot: Question 1 - highlighted in purple, and Question 2 - in yellow.