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Two referendum questions for the Mukwonago Area School District (MASD) both passed in the April 5 election.

The first question, asking to borrow $49.5 million for improvements at Mukwonago High School passed, 7,640 to 5,482.

The second question, asking to exceed revenue limits by $350,000 for operating and maintenance costs also passed, 6,697 to 6,291.

MASD Superintendent Shawn McNulty said the school board made the right choice to go to referendum during a high-turnout election.

Tentative time line

McNulty met with the district architect and construction manager after the election and presented a "very tentative" timeline for the improvements at the high school.

The design phase, which begins in April would run until about November, when input from staff, students and others would be used to finalize the project design. The project would be bid out in January 2017.

The project tentatively is broken into six phases, with Phase 1 starting this summer, which would involve some site work including the south and east parking lots. All bus pickup and dropoff will take place in these two lots for the 2016-17 school year and beyond, according to McNulty.

McNulty said construction is anticipated to begin on the second floor classrooms in March 2017, with potential completion before the start of the 2017-18 school year.

Phase 2 involves changes to the multipurpose gym and auditorium renovation, tentatively set for March 2017-18. The summer of 2017 is the anticipated time line for Phase 3, which involves the library and lecture hall renovation.

Phase 3 would be the library and the IT Academy and be completed during the summer of 2017.

Phase 4, addressing improvements in art and technical education areas, will potentially begin the summer of 2017, with completion by summer 2018. The cafeteria and locker room renovations are tentatively set for work from April through August 2018 in Phase 5.

Phase 6, involving site work, is anticipated to take place in 2017 and 2018.

High school improvements

7,640 yes

5,482 no

Exceed revenue limits

6,697 yes

6,291 no

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