Brown Deer voters approve both referendum questions

Nov. 15, 2011

Brown Deer will move to a two-school campus with an upper school for grades seven through 12 that will have a field house. Voters in the village approved both referendum questions Tuesday.

Question 1, asking approval of an $18 million plan for two schools, passed by a sound 63.22 percent of the votes cast, 1,339 yes to 766 no. That plan includes moving grades K4 through six into the current middle school which will be renovated and repurposed and moving grades seven and eight into the current high school.

An addition will be built on the high school to accommodate the additional grades. The money also provides some funding for outdoor improvements on the large campus, including walking paths.

Question 2, asking for a $4 million field house, a large gym with an indoor track, at the current high school, was also approved by a smaller margin, with 52.03 percent or 1,102 votes for it, 46.13 percent or 977 votes against it.

Dean School will be razed once the other buildings are ready for students.

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