The summer project for the Southern Door School District has gotten underway as construction on multiple facets of the fall referendum began recently.
In the fall, Southern Door passed their referendum, which had two different questions on the ballot. Question one asked to exceed the revenue limit by $975,000 for three years, beginning with the 2023-2024 school year and ending with the 2025-2026 school year, to maintain programs, services, and staffing. Question two asked for $14.9 million to fund a school improvement project.
One of those projects on hand for the district was to move the district office, which was located near the entrance of the school, into the building where the fitness center used to be. With the movement of the office, there will be approximately 75 additional parking spots, something the district has needed for quite some time.
In addition to the district office being relocated, the referendum included educational classroom improvements of the art, agricultural science, family and consumer sciences, and technical education classrooms. Construction of an indoor multipurpose training facility, updates to an aging septic system, and a construction of a bus garage are other projects included in the process which looks to be fully completed by the summer of 2024.