Arrowhead Union High School District

Arrowhead Union High School District Campus

North Campus, South Campus, Mullett Ice Center, $100 million of insured property assets

Facilities Referendum - Vote April 4

Campus-Wide Buildings & Site Improvement Program - $36.68 million

Click on each project for description, rationale, and floor plans/site plans.

Why Now?   After nearly seven years of research, planning, and hearing directly from district residents and community groups, the Arrowhead Union High School Board of Education is advancing a high-priority facilities plan to address instructional, life safety, security, infrastructure, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility needs on our unique, two-school building campus. 

For the first time since the 1999 referendum, a very comprehensive, $64.7 million referendum plan was brought to citizens on the November 8, 2016 election ballot. That referendum was defeated with a 54% (No) to 46% (Yes) margin.  Much of the feedback received by the district was that the 2016 facilities plan included too many sub-projects that were not of highest priority or were considered nonessential.  

The Board of Education took that feedback to heart and held several meetings to review and re-prioritize the facility and site needs identified in the 2016 Facility Needs and Assessment Report.  On January 11, 2017, the Board of Education approved an alternative facilities referendum, which focuses on the highest priority and most timely needs of the district. The citizens of the Arrowhead community will have the opportunity to vote on the 2017 facilities referendum on April 4, 2017. 

Ballot Question:    Shall the School Board of the Arrowhead Union High School District, Waukesha County, Wisconsin that there shall be issued pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $36,680,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of campus-wide school building and improvement program consisting of:  renovations to instructional areas, classrooms, special education, and design, engineering and manufacturing areas; site and storm water management improvements; security, life safety and building and technology infrastructure updates; storage areas and a new science lab as additions to the existing school buildings; and acquisition of furnishings, fixtures and equipment?                   ____  Yes     ____  No  

Estimated Tax Impact

Estimated Average Tax Impact on $36.68M

  • Tax rate per $1 million = $0.0123
  • $0.45 per $1 thousand, or $45.00 per $100,000 of property value per year
  • Property value example:  
    • $100,000 = $45 per year ($3.75month)
    • $200,000 = $90 per year ($7.50 per month)
    • $300,000 = $135 per year ($11.25 per month)
    • $400,000 = $180 per year ($15.00 per month)

Note: Estimated average tax impact calculations built on assumptions of 20-year amortization, estimated interest rates of 4.00%- 4.25%, and annual equalized valuation growth of 1.00%

To estimate the impact on YOUR property taxes, click on the automatic tax calculator, which will open in a new screen in an Excel chart. Change the amount in the Property Value box to reveal your approximate monthly and annual tax increase. 

Voting Information

  • Vote on April 4, 2017
  • Don't forget your photo ID 
  • Where to vote, How to register, Early/absentee voting, and for even more Voter Information:  Click to view the Election Information document  

How to Get More Information

  1. Review the Frequently Asked Questions:  See the Referendum Information in the righthand column of this webpage for "Frequently Asked Questions-Referendum Planning & District Budgeting"  
  2. Email questions to:    referendum@arrowheadschools.org
  3. Watch for two informational flyers being mailed to households before the election date of April 4
  4. Tour the campus on March 22 at 10:00 a.m., beginning at the South Campus Office or on March 31 at 1:00 p.m., beginning at the South Campus Office
  5. Attend the Referendum Information Open House on March 15 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., at North Campus 
  6. Contact Superintendent Laura Myrah at 262-369-3611  ext. 4111