Facilities Planning

In 2018, Southern Door voters supported a capital referendum that provided funds to: 

✓ Renovate the elementary school (remodeling from an open concept into classrooms).
✓ Secure the high school’s main entrance to better monitor and control visitor access. 
✓ Address Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance issues throughout the campus. 

These projects were completed on time and within budget. Now, we would like to continue what we started to better position Southern Door as the “District of Choice.”

Financial Preparation

The Board has taken the opportunity to pre-pay debt, when possible, to save interest expenses. In addition, a loan that funded past building projects will soon be paid off. These actions will provide the Southern Door community with the opportunity to make designated facility upgrades with no property tax mill rate increase over the current level. Our goal for many years has been to address identified facility needs in distinct project phases to make this project affordable for district taxpayers. 

Gathering Community & Staff Feedback

The district and the school board have gathered information from district staff to further identify areas of focus. 

Next Steps – Community Feedback this Summer

The District is conducting a survey in June that will be shared with all staff and mailed to every household in the school district to gather broader input before final decisions are made by the School Board. The survey is open until July 4. The board will then meet to discuss next steps based on survey feedback. 

Please complete and return your community survey by July 4, 2022!
letter with southern door logo in upper right hand corner

Residents have two easy ways to take the survey:

1.  Complete the paper survey and mail it back to School Perceptions in the post-paid envelope provided
2.  Log on to the website listed on the paper survey, enter the unique access code, and take the survey online

To get additional survey copies for members of your household, please contact the district office. 

Questions? Comments? 

If you have questions or comments you can contact Superintendent Christopher Peterson at (920) 825-7311 or [email protected].