December 2012 - The Board of Education began a Master Planning process under the direction of Epstein Uhen Architects and J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc. (Findorff). The first step of the process was to conduct a Facilities and Technology Assessment of the district.
February 2013 - The Assessment was shared with the Board and priorities were established that would guide the district in accomplishing the goals and vision established by the Board.
May/June 2013 - The findings of the Master Plan were shared with the community during community forums, meetings with municipal leaders, and focus groups. Stakeholders from across the community learned about the Master Plan, prioritized areas of need and shared thoughts on addressing the identified facility and technology needs.
September 2013 - Based on feedback received from those meetings, the Board and district administration developed a community-wide survey that was sent to all residents of the district's 10 municipalities. The community survey gauged the level of support for priority needs, options to address those needs and financial costs. The School Board used the community survey to refine priorities and align the budgetary scope to the feedback received from the survey.
Click here to view the results of the community-wide survey.
Stakeholders identified capital maintenance, technology, safety and security and limited renovations to learning spaces as the top priorities to be addressed. The scope was reduced to $49,600,00 to minimize the financial impact on taxpayers. The referendum question appeared on the April 1, 2014 ballot.
April 1, 2014 - Voters in the Kettle Moraine School District approved a $49.6 million facilities and technology referendum for district-wide capital maintenance projects, technology infrastructure, safety and security upgrades and renovations to learning spaces, impacting all six of the district’s schools. The results for the April 1, 2014 Referendum were 2,481 yes to 2,185 no.