Both referendum questions pass!
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About the Referendum
View our web story for up to date information on the Referendum.
The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District will ask voters to approve two referendum questions on the Nov. 6 ballot to address critical issues in the district.
If approved by voters, the solution will lead to:
rebuilding and expansion of Kromrey Middle School in Middleton and
the expansion of Glacier Creek Middle School in Cross Plains.
The proposal would also move fifth-graders to both middle schools and relieve overcrowding in the district’s six elementary schools.
Over the years, the district has seen significant growth in student enrollment. All elementary schools in the district are currently at 99-110 percent of their full capacity, and are expected to grow by at least 1-2 percent each year for the foreseeable future.
Kromrey, which was built in 1962, currently faces multiple challenges. District officials estimate that $5-7 million in facility improvements are needed over the next 5-7 years. That would leave very little, if any, capital maintenance dollars for the district’s other nine schools. Kromrey was closed for six days at the start of the 2010 school year as a result of ongoing mold issues.
If passed, the plan presented to voters in November will cost property owners approximately $0.70 per year for each thousand dollars of property value, meaning roughly $140 for a home with a $200,000 value or $210 for a home with a $300,000 value. This is about a 42 percent savings of the amount proposed in a referendum in 2009, which aimed to solve the same problems, and provides more capacity for students without requiring that school boundaries be redrawn.
Wondering what the estimated tax impact will be on your property? View the Tax Impact Calculator
Keep informed as the Board of Education works to find the best solutions to the District's enrollment and facility needs.
View the Frequently Asked Questions page.
The District has created three videos which address various aspects of the referendum, namely the Kromrey facility, enrollment in our District and moving fifth grade to the middle school.
Read about the referendum in our various news outlets on the Referendum in the News page.
Be well versed on the referendum by downloading MCPASD documents.
We would love to hear your comments/questions regarding this issue. We will work very hard to respond to questions within 24 hours (Mon-Fri).