News and information from the DeForest Area School District.

    • April 2nd Referendum & School Board Election
    • DAHS presents Arsenic and Old Lace
    • Alumni Hall of Fame nomination deadline is April 15
    • Community Resource Fair, April 4
    • DeForest-Windsor Area Community Expo is April 25

Learn more about the April 2nd referendum
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!  
Visit  for:
  • 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)
Thursday, April 25
Friday, April 26
Saturday, April 27
7:00 pm
DeForest Area High School Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, April 24 - free performance for older adults
(4:00 - reception; 4:30 - performance)

Alumni Hall of Fame nomination deadline is April 15

The DeForest Area School District is soliciting nominations of distinguished graduates for consideration to the DASD Alumni Hall of Fame. This program recognizes and honors former DeForest Area School District graduates as having achieved a significant degree of success in their pursuits of higher education and/or in their professional careers. The Alumni Hall of Fame recognition provides outstanding role models for the students in the DeForest Area School District and celebrates the outstanding achievements of our graduates.


Community Resource Fair, April 4

Open to the public! Attendees will learn about resources, including vocational and respite services, disability benefits, adult programs, recreation, higher education opportunities and more! *Childcare and food provided.*

Representatives from over 30 organizations are scheduled to attend! Visit for the most updated list of participating organizations.

Register online:


DeForest-Windsor Area Community Expo is April 25

DeForest Area School District
Debbie Brewster, School/Community Relations Coordinator
DeForest Area School District

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