Phase II

Tabletop Discussions

The Board of Education held tabletop discussions regarding the Task Force recommendations on May 9 & 10. Participants were asked to provide feedback on the recommendations regarding what they liked, disliked and remaining questions. View responses here.

View presentation presented by ATS&R. The District also provided information regarding the budget deficit for 2024-25. 

Task Force Presented Recommendations at May 8 Board Work Session

At the May 8th Board Work Session, representatives of the Task Force presented their recommendations to address aging facilities, declining enrollment and future budget deficits. 


Task Force Background & Overview

Decision Matrix


Community Feedback Opportunities

At the March 27th Board Meeting, the Board of Education discussed dates, times and locations for families, staff, students and members of the public to provide feedback after the Task Force makes its recommendations on May 8, 2023 at the Board Work Session.

There will be two types of opportunities: table top discussions and a public forum. 

Table Top Discussions
Table Top Discussions will begin with a presentation of the Task Force recommendations by the group that has led our Task Force work (ATS&R). Participants will be assigned to a table and participate in a facilitated discussion about the recommendations. These opportunities allow individuals to not only share their thoughts and opinions, but to also hear each other’s perspectives. Notes will be collected and shared with the Board of Education. 

   Tuesday, May 9, 2023
   5:30 p.m.
   West High School Commons, 966 Shawano Avenue
   Wednesday, May 10, 2023
   5:30 p.m.
   East High School Commons, 1415 E. Walnut Street

Public Forum
This event will be held at Washington Middle School’s auditorium. Entrance to the school is in the parking lot behind the building. Each individual who signs up to speak will be given three (3) minutes to share their feedback to the Board. The Board of Education will be present to listen only. Individuals wishing to speak will sign up in the auditorium foyer between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The forum will last until everyone who has signed up has had an opportunity to speak. 

   Wednesday, May 24, 2023
   4:00 p.m. (sign-up for speaking will be from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
  Washington Middle School auditorium, 314 S. Baird Street 

Feedback Form
Unable to attend a community session? Families, students, staff, and members of the public are asked to fill out the Feedback Form with any questions or comments they have about the Task Force's recommendation. A FAQ will be added to the website, to address questions asked on the form. 

Facility Master Plan Survey Results

Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the Facilities Master Plan survey. A total of 3,664 respondents completed the community survey including 50 in Spanish. To complete the survey, respondents must have clicked "submit" at the end of the survey and answered all of the required questions.

Survey Results

Citizen Facilities Task Force 

A citizen Facilities Task Force will develop a plan to transform the District. The Task Force will be looking at enrollment trends, community demographics, repair/improvement needs of the buildings, boundaries, etc. The Task Force will present a recommendation to the Board of Education in May 2023, which may include boundary changes, school/building closures, school additions, etc. The Board of Education will vote on recommendations in early June. Implementation of the Board approved recommendations would not begin until after the 2023-24 school year. The Board approved on February 27, 2023 Guidelines for the Task Force

Task Force Members

Patty Albers
James Anderson
Abby Brezinski
Joan Brusky
Rashad Cobb
Dan Ditscheit
Amanda Garcia
Jim Genrich
Lavesa Glover-Verhagen
Eric Hagedorn
David Harswick
Casey Hicks
Kate Hogan
Said Hassan
Ben Krumenauer
Jean Marsch
Kathleen McKee
Ron Metzler
Sawyer Moens
Patrick Quinn
Brandon Yellowbird-Stevens
Jill Thiede
Mike VanLanen
Andrew Vissers
Reed Welsh
Genevieve Winkler 

Task Force Meeting Dates
Date Time Location
January 11 6:00-8:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. optional tour 
Baird Elementary School
539 Laverne Drive
January 25  6:00-8:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. optional tour 
Eisenhower Elementary School
1770 Amy Street 
February 8  6:00-8:00 p.m.  District Office Building, 200 S. Broadway, Room 138 A&B
February 22 Rescheduled to March 1, due to weather 6:00-8:00 p.m.  District Office Building, 200 S. Broadway, Room 138 A&B

March 8 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
5:30 p.m. optional tour
West High School, 966 Shawano Ave 
March 15  Rescheduled to March 29
6:00-8:00 p.m.  District Office Building, 200 S. Broadway, Room 138 A&B
April 5 
6:00-8:00 p.m.  District Office Building, 200 S. Broadway, Room 138 A&B
April 19  Rescheduled to Tuesday, April 18
6:00-8:00 p.m.  District Office Building, 200 S. Broadway, Room 138 A&B
Monday, May 8  5:30 p.m.  District Office Building, Board Room 

All meetings are open to the public for observation only.)

Public Comment

Stakeholders who would like to provide comments to the Board of Education regarding the Facilities Master Plan process should submit them in writing by completing the form.  (This form is no longer accepting comments. Please fill out the Feedback Form Regarding Recommendations with any questions or comments you may have.) 

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