Facilities Referendum - Vote April 4
After nearly six 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 priorty and most timely needs of the district. The citizens of the Arrowhead community will have the opportunity to vote on the 2017 facilties referendum on April 4, 2017.
Campus-Wide Buildings & Site Improvement Program - $36.68 million
- Campus-wide instructional areas = approximately $16.29M
- Campus-wide maintenance and technology infrastructure; facility, site and storm water management improvements; and life safety and security upgrades = approximately $20.39M
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