The last major investment was over 15 years ago - December 1997 referendum.
|Chester Byrnes Elementary
|Leona Doubek Elementary
|Prairie View Elementary
|East Troy Middle School
|East Troy High School
||1964, 1970, 1985, 1999
There have been numerous committees, studies, community surveys, referenda, school board workshops and listening session over the past 6 years.
- 2009- Facilities study of all buildings
- 2010- Facilities committee
- 2011- Community survey #1
- 2012- Ad-Hoc Facilities committee
- Nov 2012- Unsuccessful referendum
- April 2013- Unsuccessful referendum
- June 2014- Community survey #2
- Nov 2014- Unsuccessful referendum
April 2015- Successful referendum
In 2012, the school board assembled an Ad Hoc Facilities Committee to assess the district’s needs and creating a master facilities plan. In total, the master facilities plan called for approximately $41 million in needs. The categories of importance that the committee wanted to address were as follows: efficiency, community relations, safety and security, long-term vision, fiscal responsibility, 21st-Century learning spaces and practices, and space for art programs.
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As East Troy Community School District continued to work towards providing a personalized learning environment that met the needs of each learner and learning style, we realized that our methods, practices, beliefs, curriculum, and programming must evolve. While the District has done an outstanding job of maintaining its facilities, we recognized the importance of adapting our facilities to current and future educational needs that would assist us with providing this learning environment, demonstrating fiscal responsibility through efficiency and cost avoidance, and continuing to represent the importance of education to families both within and outside of our community.
The East Troy Community School Board wrestled with the various options for addressing the district’s significant facility needs. The board’s engagement of the community included surveys, listening and information sessions, and conversations with hundreds of residents. Throughout this process, community members were clear that any referendum must have little or no additional tax impact.
After years of planning, hundreds of hours of dialogue, and dozens of drafts, the board unanimously came together around a plan that addressed the concerns we have heard, moves the district forward, and has little or no additional tax impact.
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