4/24/17 – The Waupun School District will hold a series of groundbreaking events for improvements that are part of the $36-million-dollar referendum approved by voters in November. School officials say there will be a groundbreaking on Wednesday, May 3 for the Athletic Complex which will house tennis courts, a soccer field and a new track. It starts with a parade at 3:30pm starting from the existing track at Rock River Intermediate School and ending with a 4pm ceremony at the new location at the Waupun Junior/Senior High School. A second groundbreaking will be held on Monday, May 15 at 12:45pm at Meadow View Primary on Grand Avenue. Among other things, the referendum is funding secure, visible main entrance with a canopy at Meadow View along with a regulation size gymnasium; a multipurpose cafeteria space; updated classrooms for art, music and the library. The final groundbreaking will be held on Thursday May 25 at 2pm at SAGES School on South Depot Street in Fox Lake. SAGES will see a secure main entry with a canopy and renovated office; a new library/ media center with attached greenhouse; an expanded music and art classroom and bigger classrooms. School officials say the work will be undertaken primarily over the next two summers. With ground being broken this spring, work will begin in earnest this summer with most of the interior work being completed next summer. There is select outdoor work that may be completed during the school year that would not affect instructional time. That includes the addition of the Meadowview gym, the new greenhouse and the new technology center. This summer, work will be focused on their footings and foundations phase where concrete will be poured for the additions. There will be no need to change the school calendar to accommodate construction, like the Beaver Dam School District is doing by adding time onto the school day and extending summer break. Gubin says Waupun’s plan is quite different and there will be no revisions to the calendar year or the daily schedule.