HOWARDS GROVE — Residents in the Howards Grove School District will have the opportunity to vote on a proposed $35 million project in the April 6 election.
The project would include the construction of a new 96,500 sq. ft. middle school and updates to both the elementary and high school.
According to the school district's proposed plan, which can be found at hgsd.k12.wi.us, here is the referendum tax impact breakdown:
- Homes valued at $100,000 — Cost per year is $158
- Homes valued at $150,000 — Cost per year is $237
- Homes valued at $200,000 — Cost per year is $316
- Homes valued at $250,000 — Cost per year is $395
Residents of Herman, Mosel, Rhine and Sheboygan Falls that live within school district limits will also see the issue on the April 6 ballot.
Here is a breakdown of the district's plans with the funds at each site.
Middle School - $29,733,813
The new proposed building would be located northwest of the existing school on the current middle school site. The existing school would stay open during construction and demolished once all is transferred into the new building. New playfields and parking would then be constructed where the existing school is located.
Elementary School - $2,300,000
The projects at the elementary center strictly around improving an outdated air quality system. Above ground and underground heating and ventilation equipment from the 1970s would be removed, and a new system with modern equipment and ducts above the ceiling would be installed.
High School - $1,890,655
Work at the high school would include a new addition on the east side of the high school adjacent to the gym entry. Remodels would also be completed in existing offices and to the exterior entry to provide additional security. Outdated boilers and the roof would also be completed with the funds.