Over the last 10 years, enrollment in the Monona Grove School District has grown by more than 525 students. In the next decade, 700 more students are projected. Also, in the next five years alone, enrollments at Taylor Prairie, Cottage Grove, and Glacial Drumlin Schools are projected to be over capacity.

After years of extensive planning, committee work, and community input, the Board of Education has approved placing two referendum questions on the November 6, 2018, ballot. The referendum will address growth, safety and security, and maintenance.

Question 1: $57 million for facilities
  • Construct a new elementary school for grades 3-5 (On District-owned land in Cottage Grove. The school will be designed for potential future expansion.)
  • Improve safety and security across the District
  • Address critical maintenance and repairs across the District
  • Update various classrooms and learning spaces
  • Reconstruct the high school track and athletic field

Question 2: $930,000/year to operate the new elementary school

Voter approval of both questions would increase the school tax rate by an estimated $75 for every $100,000 of fair market property valuation.
Details of Question 1
New Elementary School: $33.5 million
  • Grades 3-5, 9 sections per grade
  • Gym, cafeteria and other core spaces sized to accommodate potential future classroom addition

Taylor Prairie School: $1.1 million
  • Renovate restrooms
  • Perform maintenance and repairs, including roof repairs
  • Install air conditioning in the gym

Cottage Grove School: $4.4 million
  • Construct entry canopy
  • Renovate core classrooms
  • Perform maintenance and repairs, including roof repair and boiler replacement

Winnequah School: $10.1 million
  • Construct a more secure entry
  • Renovate learning spaces, including science lab and library
  • Perform maintenance and repairs, including window replacement, roof repair, HVAC, and plumbing

Glacial Drumlin School: $1 million
  • Reconfigure cafeteria and serving area
  • Renovate classrooms to accommodate fitness classroom
  • Perform maintenance and repairs, including HVAC

Monona Grove High School: $3.7 million
  • Renovate fitness room and media lab
  • Perform maintenance and repairs, including roof repairs and boiler replacement

MG21: $1.7 million
  • Renovate main entrance to create a more secure entry
  • Perform maintenance and repairs, including roof, HVAC, and plumbing

Athletics: $1.5 million
  • Reconstruct the high school track
  • Install artificial turf at the high school stadium

Costs are preliminary estimates per school. Project list is abbreviated.

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Open House | October 8
Winnequah School, 6-7:30 pm
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