Just because the buildings are empty does not mean Sturgeon Bay School District will get a head start on its referendum projects. By a 1,885 to 953 margin, voters approved the district’s $16.84 million referendum during this month’s election to make building upgrades, program expansions, and close Sunset Elementary School. Nothing is set in stone, but Sturgeon Bay Superintendent Dan Tjernagel says improving Sawyer Elementary School will be the first of the projects worked on during the summer of 2021 so it can house more students later that fall. He believes the referendum was supported as much as it was because of the approach the district took.
Even though the work will not begin this year, Tjernagel says the district will meet with Miron Construction and its architect EUA this week to officially kick off the project.