Different iterations of the WAPS school board have debated how to address our aging facilities over the past decade.
In 2018, the community supported a $9.42 million referendum that addressed our most dire safety, security and accessibility needs. At the time, it was identified as Phase 1 in a larger plan.
Phase 2 started in the summer of 2021 and included 17 months of collaborating with community members, teachers, district staff, engineers, architects and consultants.
The recommendation of the 2021-22 WAPS Community Task Force was to invest in and improve the current fleet of school buildings, and that recommendation became the Master Facilities Plan approved by the school board in 2022. The projects identified in this referendum align with the recommendations of the task force, and also make sure the district has the spaces needed to carry out the educational goals identified in the recently approved strategic plan.