Beaver Dam Schools Superintendent Gives Update On Wilson Elementary

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam School District Superintendent Mark DiStefano recently provided an update on the potential closure of Wilson Elementary School. The possible closure was brought up during a district workshop meeting in May of 2019. This is what Director of Businesses Ann-Marie Malkovich said at the time about the possible closure. 

“They actually ran a scenario moving all the Wilson students to Washington (Elementary) and Lincoln (Elementary),” said Malkovich in 2019. “But even in that scenario, they didn’t fit. We would end up having to add classrooms to either building, 6 to 8. Their estimated cost of that was about two million dollars. So, it would actually cost us money to close Wilson.”        

The scenario was done by Zimmerman Architectural Studies.

Three years later, DiStefano said, “my response to inquiries about the future of Wilson Elementary and how long Wilson Elementary will be Wilson Elementary is that I don’t necessarily know. We look at the enrollment picture of our whole district. There are always a lot of moving parts.”

DiStefano sees the Wilson campus continuing to serve the Beaver Dam community for the foreseeable future and says the school is doing a great job focusing on the quality of education and school experience for its students.