8/15/17 – For a while it looked like the weather was not going to cooperate, but a parking lot will be open for this Friday’s home football game at Beaver Dam High School. The campus is seeing an upgrade that is part of the $49-million-dollar referendum approved by voters in November. The school district’s incoming Superintendent Mark DiStefano told us earlier this month that there had been a contingency plan in place just in case. DiStefano told the school board last night that the asphalt was poured Monday for a parking lot on the northwest side of the school, off McKinley Street. He says the new lot will be limited to senior citizens and people with special access needs during events this year. The large, east lot near Moraine Park Technical College is closed for construction and entry there is prohibited. Spectators will be able to enter in the same west gate they had always used but the other entry will be near the baseball diamonds, west of the home bleachers. The new northwest parking lot is where a small driveway and baseball diamond had previously been located. DiStefano says the west lot will have an interim use this year until the larger east parking lot is complete next year. When the project is done, the west and east lots will be flipped with the northwest lot ultimately becoming a staff parking lot and the east lot becoming the primary parking location for students and events. DiStefano and Athletic Director Melissa Gehring will discuss the referendum as it relates to the upcoming sports season this morning at 11am during their regular monthly program on WBEV.