Muskego-Norway School District Plans Forums on Revised Referendum

District seeks public's input at May meetings with hopes that a second referendum will pass.

A November referendum on adding a new school, closing two others and renovating the rest to accommodate increasing needs and aging structures was defeated, but Muskego-Norway Schools are willing to try again.

Residents are urged to attend one of two community discussions about ongoing efforts to address elementary school facilities' needs. Residents are being asked to evaluate a preliminary revised solution presented by the district, which it says responds directly to voter feedback provided after the unsuccessful November referendum.

Originally, plans were to reduce five elementary schools to three, however the new plan would keep Country Meadows Elementary, with a new secure main entrance.  Tess Corners and Muskego Elementary schools are still part of plans to close.

In addition, the original referendum amount of $34.06 million would become a range of $31.46 - $35.04 million.  Additional details are available on the school district's website.

Meetings will be held on Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at Lakeview Elementary School's gym, and again on Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at Muskego High School, Room 243.

Residents who aren't able to make the forums are welcome to contact the district by email at communityinput@muskegonorway.org

Muskegotom May 02, 2011 at 04:58 PM
What part of "no" don't they understand. There are people in our community that don't hae jobs or took pay cuts. People living on fixed incomes will see their taxes go up. We can't afford this. Drop the issue.
Lisa May 02, 2011 at 09:28 PM
The schools need to be replaced. It would cost more to bring Tess and Muskego El up to standards that to build a new one.
Cheryl Lesch May 02, 2011 at 11:14 PM
My husband and I have not received a raise in 2 years, plus we had to pay more for Health insurance. With high gas prices and food prices, we just cannot afford for our taxes to go up, which I'm sure they will anyway, without a new school. The economy still is not that great. My children went to Muskego Elementary and the school may be old, but it still looks fine to me.
Dan B May 03, 2011 at 01:25 PM
When they pushed through 4K they said that enrollment is declining so there will be plenty of room for the 4K. Now they say that they have to teach the children in closets! Can these people be trusted?


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