Referendum Information

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Referendum Approved—Thank You!

Thank you for your support! On November 8, 2022 voters in the Southern Door County School District approved two referendum questions; Question 1 gives the District authorization to exceed the revenue limit by $975,000 for three years, beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, while Question 2 gives us the ability to borrow $14,900,000 for a school facility improvement project. 

Our School Board and Administration are appreciative of the ongoing community support of our schools and students. We are excited to continue to position Southern Door as the “District of Choice” and empower students to be Eagle Proud and Eagle Strong, and we thank you for the opportunity to provide appropriate spaces for our students.

Referendum Recap 

 Question 1 asked for authorization to exceed the revenue limit by $975,000 for three years, beginning with the 2023-2024 school year and ending with the 2025-2026 school year, to maintain programs, services, and staffing. 

- Renew existing operational referendum
- Support curriculum resources
- Provide professional development
- Help attract and retain high quality staff

Question 2 asked for authorization to borrow up to $14.9 million to fund a school facility improvement project consisting of:
- Educational classroom improvements (Art, Family and Consumer Science, Technical Education)

- Construction of an indoor multipurpose training facility
- Relocation of district office to increase parking capacity
- Updates to aging septic system


Referendum Project Timeline

Phases of Design

Following the approval of the referendum question, the architectural design process began for all District-wide projects. The District is working with their design (Bray Architects) and construction (Miron) partners to refine and advance the design and manage the budget. The design process includes three distinct phases to advance preliminary concepts developed prior to the referendum.

  •  Schematic Design (SD) – This phase is the first step in the design process and includes District input to drive design and develop drawings that provide definition to interior and exterior functions, space requirements, adjacencies, and overall design intent.  We are utilizing User Groups including staff to provide an opportunity for staff to think “big picture” about the potential renovations and additions to learning spaces, drive design, and provide feedback.
  •  Design Development (DD)– Once the building footprint has been confirmed and the team has a plan for interior space definition, we will transition into design development. During the DD phase, design concepts are advanced with precise details including structural design, specific mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems, and cabinetry, fixtures, and material selections are finalized.  
  •  Construction Documents (CD)– In the last phase of the design process, final drawings and specifications will be produced. All building components are defined in detail. These documents are used in the competitive bid process and construct the building.  

Map of New Construction and Renovationis Updated August 2023

For More Information:

Call: 920.825.7311
Email: Tony Klaubauf - [email protected]