Referendum

On January 15, 2018, the Sparta Area School District (SASD) Board of Education approved a resolution to place two facility referendum questions on the April 3 ballot.

SASD Referendum Logo - Vote April 3

Why Now?

Enrollment Growth & Overcrowding

Over the past 5 years, we have seen an enrollment increase of 287 students in the Sparta Area School District.  

Educational Indadequacies for Modern Learning

Because student enrollment growth exceeds capacity,  we have made concessions in the learning environments of all our schools.  

Debt Reduction/Fiscal Responsibility

The Sparta Area School District has low overall debt.  Because we incur debt judiciously, a portion of your state tax dollars comes back to Sparta for projects like new buildings and building upgrades.

Reallocating Existing Space for Growth

Building a new elementary school and improving current elementary schools enable us to reallocate space in existing buildings for better capacity distribution.  

 

Ballot Questions

The following questions will be on the April 3rd ballot.

Question 1
Base Plan – $28.5 Million

Shall the Sparta Area School District, Monroe County, Wisconsin be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $28,500,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of acquiring land, preparing the land for construction and constructing and equipping a new elementary school?

Build a NEW 800-student Elementary School to expand capacity.

  • Acquire 18-23 acres of land
  • Prepare the land for construction
  • Construct a 105,000 SF building
  • Equip the new elementary School

Question 2
Base Plan + Project – $4 Million

Shall the Sparta Area School District, Monroe County, Wisconsin be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of constructing improvements and updates to Southside School, Maplewood School, Lakeview School and Lawrence-Lawson School?

Improvements to existing Elementary Schools to address ALL capacity needs for foreseeable future.