What projects is the referendum funding?
The $124.9 million referendum was approved by Wauwatosa voters in November of 2018. It will fund the new construction and renovation of four elementary schools and projects at all District schools in the areas of:
- Safety & Security Upgrades
- Building Maintenance & HVAC Systems Improvements
- Classroom Updates
- ADA Accessibility Upgrades
Follow the Wauwatosa School District's schedule which includes neighborhood meetings, design, and construction.
When will the School District be on a city meeting agenda?
Check the Meeting Portal for more information.
School District Referendum Tax Impact
You will see a line item on your property tax bill highlighting the amount you are paying specifically for the School District’s facilities referendum approved in November of 2018.
The approved referendum raises the school district’s portion of the mill rate by $1.87 over the current rate. As a result, Wauwatosa property owners will pay $187 more per $100,000 of equalized property value on their 2019 property bills. However, future years are projected to be below that amount as the school district was able to reduce the tax impact to an estimated average annual cost of $1.48 per $1,000 of property value over the 20-year repayment term.