Voters in two Wisconsin school districts in our area
were also asked to approve three different referendum
questions when they went to the polls.
That includes West Salem .
where district officials are trying once again to
get the community to improve their middle school.
To help us take a look at these referendum questions
we're joined by News 8's Lisa Klein.
The saying 'three times a charm' is true for the West
Salem School District.
This is the third time in three years the district
has asked the community for improvements to their
voters said *yes* to both referendums which asked
the community for a total of 25-million dollars.
The first question asked voters for 20-million dollars
for various school improvements including renovations
and additions to the middle school.
renovations to the elementary school and a new bus
With 100-percent of precincts reporting.
the referendum passed with 61-percent of the vote.
Question two asked for five-million dollars to improve
athletic facilities including a new multi-purpose
sports and events facility.
As you can see the community also supported that referendum
with 61-percent of the vote.
The district's superintendent says they can now move
forward with renovations and additions to the middle
and elementary schools.
make changes to the bus transfer area.
and build a new multi-purpose sports and events facility.
people can be congratulated for 'A' being involved;
being aware of the issues.
We had over 1,000 people fill out a suvey about a
year ago to tell us what we should do.
Congratualtions to my school board for taking that
data and mixing it together.
Congratualtion to them for compromising, because the
solution they came up with was sort of in the middle.
Everybody gave a litlle bit and got a little bit.
And this is what the community told us in the survey.
And the voters have told us that we've hit it on the
The superintendent says he hopes to get school renovation
plans to contractors for bidding by February or March.
The goal is to have students and staff move into renovated
buildings by the Fall of 2018.
and possibly start using some of the new outdoor sports
facilities by next fall.