On April 2, DeForest Area School District residents will be asked to vote on two referendum questions. This referendum is the result of extensive planning, study, and community engagement. It reflects input from the 40+ residents serving on the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and from the 1,300 responses to a community-wide survey. This comprehensive referendum plan:
- Increases capacity for our rapidly growing student population
- Addresses aging facilities and infrastructure
- Provides collaborative, flexible learning spaces to support evolving teaching and learning needs
- Supports operational expenses associated with new facilities and improved educational programming
If you haven't had the opportunity to learn more about this multifaceted plan, there is still time!
- A video of the March 13 Public Information Session, where Superintendent Eric Runez explains the needs and proposed plan
- Short videos about some of the facility needs
- Answers to nearly 45 frequently asked questions
- Election ballot language
- Estimated tax calculator
- Two newsletters sent to DASD households
- Details of the work done by the Community Advisory Committee
You may vote early until this Friday, March 29 (5 pm) at your local municipal office.
School board elections also on the April 2nd ballot
Four candidates are
running for seats on the DeForest Area School District's Board of Education.
Village of DeForest (three-year terms)
- Jan Berg (I)
- Brian Coker (I)
Village of Windsor (a one-year term and a three-year term - candidate with fewer votes serves one-year term)
- Steve Tenpas (I)
- Keri Brunelle (I)