On Monday, January 27, 2020, the Mequon-Thiensville School District Board of Education voted unanimously to place a referendum question on the ballot for Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
The board approved the measure after reviewing an administrative recommendation that was informed by several components, including the development of a long-range master plan for facilities, the work of a Community Task Force and the results of a community-wide survey.
The question on the ballot will ask residents of Mequon and Thiensville to approve $55.7 million in general obligation bonds to address capacity concerns due to enrollment growth by funding additions and renovated spaces, as well as enhancing district-wide safety and security.
- Is the Mequon-Thiensville School District asking for community support for facilities projects through a referendum vote?
- What process has been used to evaluate the district's needs?
- What are the district's facility needs?
- Is district enrollment growing?
- What did the Community Task Force study and ultimately recommend?
- How has the community been engaged and informed?
- When was the last time MTSD asked the community for support through a referendum? What was that money used for?
- What would a community-approved referendum fund?
- What is the property tax implication of a successful referendum? How long is the obligation for referendum debt?
- Why can't the school district use Range Line, the school that was shuttered when enrollment was declining, to address future growth needs?
- How can I stay up-to-date on this process?
- Who can I contact with questions?
- Where can I find more information about the proposed project scope?