The Road Ahead: Facilities and Enrollment

Journey to the Future

Winneconne Community School District is on a journey to become a destination district. We realize that first and foremost that means providing an excellent educational program for all students. We are very proud of the accomplishments of the students and staff of our great district!

Secondly, the Board of Education takes seriously its responsibility to be good stewards of the district's buildings. We are very fortunate to have an updated High School STEAM center and the Winneconne Community Arts Center (WCAC) thanks to the voters' approval of a capital referendum in 2016. We also operate with a voter-approved, non-recurring operating referendum through 2021.

The Road Ahead: Facilities Needs and Enrollment Growth

In 2018, the Board of Education commissioned a facilities study and enrollment projections.  The facility study indicated the necessary maintenance and repair needs of all the schools, and the enrollment projection indicates continued growth.

Here are those reports:

2018 Facilities Study

2018 Enrollment Projections

Gathering Community Input

At two Community Conversations in November 2019, and January 2020 the Board of Education and district administration discussed the facilities needs, enrollment projections and possible scenarios for solving the problems. Volunteer community members who attended these open meetings provided input.

Initially, the Board considered all building and facilities options and discovered it would cost as much as $80 million. They believe this is too much to "ask" at one time. The current options being investigated include modernizing existing schools vs building new, and using existing sites vs new sites for potential projects. 

In April 2020, a community survey will ask all residents to give feedback on the options considered most viable at this time.