FDL School District Thanks Community for Support, Looks Ahead After Referendum Passes

The Fond du Lac School District is now looking ahead to
the next steps after seeing overwhelming community support to their two
referendum questions in last week’s election. Question one asked for $91.5
million to improve safety and security, exterior improvements and indoor
building system maintenance. Question two asked for $7 million to add air
conditioning to eight school buildings in the district that do not currently
have it. Question one passed with over 6,600 “Yes” votes, while question two
saw over 6,400 “Yes” votes.

District Superintendent Jim Sebert says there are too
many people to thank for their support – but gives credit to community members
and parents for their feedback during the process, along with some others. “We
had some great support from Bray Architects and from CD Smith who helped us
with the facilities study,” Sebert said. “The School Board, certainly had a big
role in helping us get the questions developed and understand the process, and
coming to th
e sessions that we held in the community – a lot of thanks to them.”

Sebert says the next three to five years will be full of
projects, and the district will keep the community informed as to what’s going
on. “There’s so many good people in this community and it’s inherent on us to
continue to reach out to them and engage them, and the next three to five years
it’s going to be easy because were going to have all kinds of projects going on
and all kinds of celebrations, “ Sebert said. He says when you look at the
changes and improvements coming and what they will mean for students, staff,
parents and the community – “It’s really going to make Fond du Lac a better
place overall.”