Thank you for your support!

Dear Winona Area Public Schools District Residents,

On behalf of the WAPS School Board and staff, I want to take this opportunity to thank our communities for their support of this referendum. This was our first successful building bond referendum since the Winona Middle School was built. The passage of the bond referendum will allow the district to enhance safety and security for our students, staff, and guests, improve accessibility for people with disabilities, and address our critical facility needs. Additional thanks to the members of the Community Task Force on Facilities, whose work was instrumental in developing the facilities plan, and the members of the Vote Yes committee for their work supporting our students.

Planning for the projects that the voters approved will begin immediately and construction will take place in the summers of 2019 and 2020. Winona Area Public Schools website will provide regular updates on the referendum projects throughout the process. For more information visit

I also want to congratulate the winning school board candidates and thank all of the candidates for running. We’re looking forward to moving forward, together, to best meet the needs of all WAPS students.

Thank you for your continued support.

Rich Dahman - Winona Area Public Schools Superintendent

Unofficial results:

Yes - 8,588 (56%)

No -  6,746 (44%)