RACINE COUNTY — Union Grove High School officials are set to hold a community listening session at 7 tonight at the high school, 3433 S. Colony Ave.
The Union Grove High School District plans to hold a referendum on Nov. 7 for a proposed $7.85 million loan to fund upgrades to high school facilities.
According to a document at www.ug.k12.wi.us/referendum2017, the current tax rate of 43 cents per $100 in valuation would remain through 2038. The current debt from the 1997 referendum would be retired by 2021-22.
The proposed project’s largest line item is for a $2.8 million agriculture building with two classrooms, a laboratory and a 2,800-square-foot greenhouse.
The project also would include $1.8 million to upgrade technology education facilities, including replacing outdated machinery, lighting and HVAC mechanical equipment, purchasing CNC lathes and CNC mills and developing a fabrication lab for robotics and model building.
The rest of the loan breakdown:
$745,000 for a 4,000-square-foot addition to the south side of the large gymnasium and to convert the current fitness/weight room into two classrooms.
$735,000 for three new art classrooms above the physical education addition.
$685,000 for boiler, controls and alarm upgrades.
$650,000 for biology, chemistry and science lab upgrades.
$250,000 for parking expansion.
$185,000 for health, choir, prep and storage.
Should the referendum pass, official plan on breaking ground in January 2018 and completing construction in time for the 2018-19 school year.