Onalaska residents voted to increase property taxes
to make some changes and improvements to the district.
All three referendum questions passed.
and now the school district begins the planning process.
News 8's Kyle Dimke is here with reaction from the
district and what the plans are moving forward.
Mark...the district is very excited to have the referendums
It means they won't cut any positions for a few more
they can make upgrades to their technology...
and remodel Northern Hills and Irving Pertzsch Elementary
And all that planning .
4-th grade teacher Natalie Glass is excited for the
changes to come at Nothern Hills Elementary.
NG 3- A classroom that has walls and a door.
haha! Just a good educational setting for students
so that they can learn at high levels.
Right now two other classes have to walk through her
classroom to get to their own.
NG 4- if we actually have a learning environment for
the kids where they can learn and not hear other things
going on around them thats what I'm looking most forward
Now that all referendums have passed...
the Onalaska school district is eager to start the
FF 2- We worked with the architects.
We've been on the phone with the arcitects already
Some even began last night after all votes were counted.
FF 4- hes already starting looking at what the plans
going to look like.
One project that still needs finalization is the remodeling
of Northern Hills
FF 6- We have to decide how we're going to add on
to the school, where we're going to add on to the
school, are the classrooms going to be in an up and
down or are they going to be on a single story?
Construction will be taking place outside while class
is in session .
but Principal Curt Rees says thats ok.
CR 4- We'll have construction going on all year long,
but you know kids like construction
and Glass agrees.
NG 5- kids are so resiliant I think they'll be fine
with it, but it's going to be chaotic.
I have a feeling it's going to be something more to
get used to.
In the end the final product will be worth it
The architects remodeling Northern Hills will be at
a board meeting already on Monday.
Superintendent Finco said they hope to have a shovel
in the ground by the fall.
Residents won't see their property taxes go up until