Little Chute eyes public input on proposed school referendum

LITTLE CHUTE — School officials have called for an informational meeting Wednesday night concerning a proposed referendum that could go on the ballot Feb. 20.

The meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Chute High School/Middle School commons, gives the Board of Education a chance to get the public’s take on the referendum plans.

Conceptual designs and cost estimates by Miron Construction and Bray Associates Architects Inc. on Tuesday put work such as fixing two roofs, renovating areas at the high school, adding classrooms, restroom facilities and kitchen at the elementary school and improving the outdoor athletic complex under $10 million.

The board is eyeing a December meeting to consider two resolutions. One calls for bonding to finance the project. The other seeks permission to exceed the district’s revenue limit to pay for the district’s technology program.

The design at the elementary school shows renovations to 7,475 square feet. That would include two art rooms, a computer lab, classrooms and office and storage space. The elementary school would also get two restrooms each for boys and girls, additional storage space, a kitchen and four classrooms. The building additions, with re-roofing, a handicap accessible playground and equipment are estimated at $4,753,258.

At the middle school/high school complex, plans are to renovate the science classrooms and technical and family and consumer education areas for about $4,582,275. The work includes other items such as re-roofing, reworking the parking lot and bleacher pads, redeveloping athletic complex, making technology and locker room upgrades, adding electric bleachers, field house lighting, new secure entrance and building a concessions.

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