Referendum

Thank you OASD community! Voters approved both our request for operating funding (Q1: 57% yes to 43% no) and our request for capital funding (Q2: 57% yes to 43% no). Read the full news release here: Voters Approve Oshkosh Schools Requests for Both Operating and Capital Funding

VOTE RESULTS (Updated 11.3.20 at 10:00pm 100% reporting)

Question 1 PASS:  YES = 22,242 (57.1%)   NO = 16,680 (42.8%)

Question 2 PASS:  YES = 21,985 (56.6%)   NO = 16,832 (43.4%)

About the 2020 Referendum

On November 3, 2020, Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) residents were able to vote on two school funding requests: one to renew existing operating funds, and another to fund school facility improvements. The requests align with OASD’s strategic plan and its long-range facilities plan - both of which were developed with extensive community input.

Q1: Renew $7.95 million in annual operating funds previously approved by the community in 2014 and 2016 with no tax increase. Funds would help enable the district to continue to advance its community-developed strategic plan, while following its guiding principle of students first by sustaining academic programs, technology for learning, and student support services. 

Q2: Invest $107 million in capital funds to advance the first phase of our long-range facilities plan, by building a new middle school and a new elementary school, closing three aging/outdated facilities, enhancing school safety and security, and addressing deferred maintenance and infrastructure needs. The result would be consolidated and modern schools that are more efficient, effective and equitable - with fewer school buildings to maximize use and efficiency.

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OASD Referendum 2020

Q1 - Renew Existing Operating Funds [$7.95M]

Q2 - Invest in Capital Funds [$107M]

Answers to Your Questions

We continue to receive terrific input from staff and community members. Take a moment to view a quick, 10-minute Q&A video with Deputy Superintendent Dr. Dave Gundlach answering FAQ's submitted by staff and community members. Or check out the following additional FAQ document.

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