1/26/17 – Work related to the $36-million-dollar referendum approved in the Waupun School District will be undertaken primarily over the next two summers. That’s according to Superintendent Tanya Gubin who says the district is still in the design phase, finalizing details and making revisions to the plans with the architects before actually creating the schedule for construction. Ground will be broken this spring and work will begin in earnest this summer with most of the interior work being completed next summer. She says there is select outdoor work that may be completed during the school year because it 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. Once complete, the district will see secure entrances, upgraded cafeterias, new tennis courts, track and regulation-size gym, also HVAC upgrades, window replacement and parking lot improvements. Classrooms will be renovated to support college and career-readiness and there will be age-appropriate upgrades at the Meadowview primary which was designed for older students.