On November 6, voters in the Edgerton School District approved two referendum questions by a wide margin.
The first question, which passed with 70 percent approval, asked voters to approve a capital referendum in the amount of $40.6 million. As a result, the district will be able to move forward on the following:
- Renovations and expansions to Community Elementary School, including site improvements to parking and infrastructure repairs
- Addition of secure entrances to Yahara Elementary School and Edgerton Middle School
- District wide infrastructure updates, including secure entrances for remaining buildings
- Upgrades to high school science labs
- Upgrades to the high school commons area and office spaces
The second question passed with 68 percent of the vote. It centered on an operational referendum to allow the district to exceed its revenue limit by $1.25 million annually. This will help the district retain and attract staff, maintain class sizes and maintain or increase curriculum offerings and extracurricular activities.
The passage of these two referendum questions comes after nearly 18 months of work on the part of our district, school board and community members. This included our Facility Advisory Committee, featuring parents, staff members and community members. This committee met 17 times, closely examining the district's needs, prioritizing those needs and developing potential solutions.
Throughout the process, we worked hard to engage the community in a conversation around the district's needs and how we can best plan for the years ahead. The input of our community was incredibly valuable and played a critical role in the solution that board placed in front of voters in the form of the two referendum questions.
We would like to thank all of our parents, alumni and community members for your guidance, feedback and support as we've worked on these important issues for the Edgerton School District. We look forward to continuing these conversations in the months to come.