WHAT DOES THE REFERENDUM INCLUDE?
The existing Middle School will be reduced by one full grade level to grades 6-8 and Prairie Elementary will be reduced by two full grade levels to PK-2 - easing the current space pressure at both facilities.
The existing High School will remain grades 9-12. A long-term goal of ISD 518 is to discontinue the use of the existing West Learning Facility.
what are the benefits of this plan?
In completing the proposed improvements and creating additional space to accommodate the continued enrollment growth, our District will enhance our ability to continue to provide excellent educational programs and community access to our sites' facilities for many years to come. The benefits of this project include:
new intermediate school
The proposed new Intermediate School facility is currently programmed for 120,480 SF and to accommodate 900 students in grades 3-5. This facility will be constructed on a District-owned 155+ acre site located south of the existing Middle School facility. This proposed facility would be an economical way to gain additional space and capacity for the District. A detailed preliminary space program can be found here.
existing facilities transition
Upon completion of the new Intermediate School, the number of grade levels being served within the existing Middle School will be reduced by one full grade level and the existing Prairie Elementary will be reduced by two full grade levels, easing the current pressure at both facilities. Also, due to reorganizing grades for these facilities, it will enable the District to discontinue the use of the existing West Learning Center facility.
athletic fields and facilities improvements
Question #2 of this referendum will seek to address various athletic fields and facilities improvements at the existing Trojan Field complex. Highlights for Question #2 include:
project budget summary
Below are the projected budget summaries for Question #1 and Question #2. For estimated tax impact information, visit the Tax Impact page.