Voters in the school district spoke loud and clear on Tuesday night.
Both referendum questions on the general election ballot passed with more than 60 percent. The capital question of $59.8 million to rebuild and expand Kromrey and expand Glacier Creek passed with more than 68 percent of the vote, while the operational question of $797,000 passed with nearly 64 percent of the vote.
Under the plan, fifth-graders will move to both middle schools starting in September 2014. That will help alleviate overcrowding at all six of the district's elementary schools.
“Such an overwhelming vote is a real plus,'' Board of Education president Ellen Lindgren told the Wisconsin State Journal. "It shows the community really supports our schools.”
"Your collective and individual efforts to get the word out, explain the needs, and remain positive in the face of challenged as our schools swelled with new students is a testament to the great school system we have,'' he said.