Referendum 2016: Where are we now?

It’s been a little more than 3 months since our community voted to approve a $32.7 million referendum that covers approximately 70 projects that touch every single one of our buildings.

Thank you for voting! 

Since then, we’ve timed the sale of $30.7 million in facility maintenance bonds to a day with some of the lowest interest rates ever which is resulting in more than $6 million in savings that goes directly to the tax payer.

We’ve also been working with our design and construction partners to work on preliminary building plans, sections and elevations and may include some combination of perspective sketches or digital modeling.

This Summer:

  • Redesign and ADA compliance for bathrooms at Valley View and Riverside Elementary Schools.
  • Abatement & Demolition of Thomas Jefferson & Hiawatha
  • And a HUGE list of projects, that although they’re not that exciting, they keep the gears turning in the School District of Menomonee Falls


A lot of the really big projects, like Shady Lane’s new entrance that improves parking for parents and safety for our students or the North Auditorium Remodel or the STEM and Library Media Center updates, those projects will begin next summer.

Check out some of the renderings below:


Here’s a peek at what our new Tech Ed department in the lower level of MFHS will look like. It’ll include space for all of our STEMM classes and Project Lead the Way, a partnership with MSOE.


Here’s an exterior look at the entrance to North’s Auditorium. Much of the renovation will be taking place inside, with new seating, lighting, sound system and rigging, but as you can see there’s a new room to the left of the main entrance. That’ll be space for our new music room to accommodate a growing program here at North.

shady lane

This is a rendering of the new entrance to Shady Lane elementary. It’s viewed from Roosevelt Drive. This entrance and parking lot will have a lot more space for parents and visitors, which will make getting into and out of school much safer. Don’t worry, staff will still be parking on site, but most will be parking on the back side of the building.


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