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Mukwonago Community Passes Referendum

On April 5, 2016, the Mukwonago Community voted to approve two referendum questions on the April 5, 2016 election ballot.

Question 1:  INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $49,500,000

Question 2:  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET TO EXCEED REVENUE LIMIT BY $350,000 FOR TWENTY YEARS FOR NON-RECURRING PURPOSES


9/14/16 MHS Renovation Update: 

  • The district has been conducting planning meetings with focus groups, the architect, and builder to further shape the next steps of the renovation project. As of 9/14/16, the planning team has reached the 50% milestone in the design process. Tentative renderings of the first and second floor are viewable here:  First Floor Map      Second Floor Map
  • All design work is scheduled to be completed by November, 2016.
  • In October, 2016, construction work to redesign the east and south parking lots will begin. This construction will allow all thirty-two school buses to pick up and drop off students from designated spaces in those lots beginning in March, 2017. 
  • Once all bus pickup/dropoffs move to the east and south lots in March, parent pickups and dropoffs will continue on the northwest corner and west side of the school. The current north driving lane in front of the building will be removed.
  • Also in March, 2017, construction work will begin on several new learning spaces: the performing arts center, music classrooms, two-stage gymnasium, and approximately ten second floor classrooms.
  • The district will accept bids starting January 1, 2017.
  • On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, Superintendent Shawn McNulty will be present at 7:00 PM at Mukwonago High School to update the public about the renovation. The community is invited to attend!

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Communication Resources

 

*Community Survey
(mailed 8/17/16)
*Informational Mailer
(mailed 1/28/16)
*Open House Postcard
(mailed 2/19/16)
*Fiscal Record Postcard
(mailed 3/24/16)
*Special Memo Postcard
(mailed 3/31/16)
community survey referendum mailer open house postcard fiscal postcard postcard special message

 

Informational Slideshow
(shown at civic meetings)

*Sept. TRIAD Newsletter
(mailed 9/24/16)
*Feb. TRIAD Newsletter
(mailed 2/25/16)
*May TRIAD Newsletter
(mailed 5/14/16)
*Oct. TRIAD Newsletter
(mailed 10/20/16)
Referendum Information Slideshow September TRIAD February TRIAD Triad - May 2016 Oct. Triad 2016 icon

 

Newspaper Articles
(various dates)

Videos
(various dates)
   
4/7/15
7/1/15
9/15/15
10/26/15
12/3/15
12/21/15
2/22/16
2/25/16

3/14/16
10/10/16
10/31/16

11/21/16

MHS video tour
Video Tours: MHS
(posted 3/21/16)
Superintendent's Message
(posted 4/3/16)
     

*mailed to all Mukwonago Area School District residents


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Bid Information

  • The district will begin making bid documents available on January 2, 2017.  
  • The CG Schmidt Project Manager responsible for bidding is Ryan Schmidt at ryan.schmidt@cgschmidt.com.
  • To access CG Schmidt subcontractor documents, click here: http://www.cgschmidt.com/forms-resources/forms.htm
  • Subcontractors must be pre-qualified through CG Schmidt prior to their bid being considered. The prequalification form can be found at the link above.

Pre-Bid Conference
A pre-bid conference will be held. It is scheduled for Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 3:00 PM. (Meet at the CG Schmidt jobsite trailer between the existing school and the football field).


Bid Proposals for WC 04-Site Concrete, WC 08-Building Concrete, WC 10-Demolition and WC 18-Carpentry
Bid Proposals for WC 04-Site Concrete, WC 08-Buidling Concrete, WC 10-Demolition and WC 18-Carpentry are to be sealed and marked "Attn: Curt Wiebelhaus." Hand deliver these bids to the Mukwonago Area School District Office. The building address is 385 E. Veterans Way (a.k.a. County Highway NN), Mukwonago, WI 53149. Bids are due prior to January 26th, 2017 at 2:00PM. The Bid Proposals will be opened in private by Mukwonago Area School District.


All other Bids
All other bid proposals may be faxed to CG Schmidt (414) 577-1155 or emailed to Ryan Schmidt at (ryan.schmidt@cgschmidt.com). Mark the designation or subject line as “Bid Proposal for Mukwonago High School Additions, Remodeling, Maintenance Improvements to Mukwonago High School, Work Category
No.____” (see Work Category Listing).


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The Referendum Process:

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logoRenovation Funding Information

As part of the $49.5 referendum financing plan, MASD decided to borrow the funds in a two-step approach:

1.      Borrow $39.5 million in general obligation refunding bonds in August, 2016

2.      Borrow $10.0 million in general obligation promissory notes in January, 2017

In August, MASD finalized the initial borrow of $39.5 million.  In early communications with the MASD community, projected interest rates came in at 4.50%.  Due to a great interest rate environment, the district's strong AA bond rating, and a better than anticipated state aid position, the district was able to finalize it's borrowing of $39.5 million with a 2.84% interest rate.  This is a very favorable interest rate.  Furthermore, MASD was able to reduce the total 20-year financing cost by more than $20 million from the original projections. 


logoPhoto Gallery of Areas Under Consideration in Master Plan:

  • Click the white dropdown menu and the picture thumbnails on the right to visit the eight areas under consideration for renovation.

The safety of students and staff is always a top priority. Since the high school main office is situated in the center of the building, the committee is exploring plans to relocate it to the front of the building. Offices for the administrators and the school resource officer in that location would better monitor and control visitor access. Additionally, increased space in crowded hallways will help improve supervision.

Narrow Hallways
Narrow Hallways

The narrow hallways of Mukwonago High School were far less crowded in 1972 when the school served 900 students. Today, over 1,600 students must make their way through the building during crowded passing times, making it harder to get through the halls and more difficult to supervise.

Narrow Hallways MHS Visitor Entrance
MHS Visitor Entrance MHS Main Office
Associate Principals' Offices Associate Principals and Police Liaison Offices

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Survey Results

In 2015, the Mukwonago community was invited to participate in a community survey to assess the needs and support for a referendum project. The results of that survey, offically entitled the Community Referendum Planning Survey, are below:

CLICK HERE to view SURVEY RESULTS SUMMARY
 
CLICK HERE to view SURVEY RESULTS.

 


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Tax Impact Calculator for Homeowners

(Calculator updated on 2/24/16) Ten municipalities encompassing a large, ninety square mile area each pay taxes supporting Mukwonago Schools. Use this calculator to estimate the tax impact of the proposed referendum on your own home. Or, download an Excel spreadsheet for further calculations > Download Spreadsheet

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Mukwonago Area School District

  • 385 E. Veterans Way, Mukwonago, WI 53149
  • Phone: (262) 363-6300
  • Fax: (262) 363-6272