On April 2, 2019, residents voted to support the district’s facilities and operating referenda. Your support allows us to address improved safety, accessibility and traffic flow in addition to addressing critical capital maintenance projects and improved learning spaces, while continuing the high quality instructional program our students deserve and our community has come to expect.  We look forward to the design, renovation, and construction process and will continue to keep our community informed regarding the work ahead.  Thank you!  

 

Question #1

requests permission to exceed the district’s state revenue limit by $980,000 per year for ten years to maintain instructional programs, services, and staffing. The district’s current operational referendum of $800,000 per year is expiring in 2019 and this new referendum amount replaces these funds and adjusts for inflation. 

 

Question #2

requests permission to borrow funds (issue debt) in an amount not-to-exceed $16,370,000 to address imminent capital maintenance projects and high priority safety, security and learning space improvements at both Maple Dale and Indian Hill schools.

 

Facilities Assessment and Process

The Facilities Assessment included both of our school buildings and sites and served as a detailed planning document that provided a valuable foundation of information. 

Facilities Assessment Page and Process

Community Survey Regarding Referendum Results

Tax Impact

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Referendum Information Nights

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Ask questions, Get Answers!  Attend a Referendum Information Session

 

The Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District is hosting two Referendum Information Sessions. This is your chance to ask questions and get answers about the April 2 referendum. Learn more about the project scope, timing, and more. District staff, along with representatives from Miron Construction and Eppstein Uhen Architects, will be on-hand to answer questions. School tours will be available

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Maple Dale School | 6:00-7:30 

Monday, March 18, 2019 | Indian Hill School | 6:00-7:30

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQ - Two Ballot Questions

Why Are There Two Questions On The Ballot?


For more than a year, the Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board asked for staff, student, and community input on our District’s operational budget needs as well as critical capital maintenance and facility improvement projects. The school Board is committed to finding a solution that best serves our students and reflects the priorities of our community. Based on the feedback and analysis, the School Board finalized two referendum questions. District residents will have the opportunity to vote on both questions on Tuesday, April 2, 2019




There Are Two Questions On The Upcoming Ballot. Do I Answer Both Questions?


There are two separate questions on April 2 . The first question is asking the community to renew our current operational dollars. This allows the District to maintain high-quality instructional programs, services, and staff for all students. The District’s $800,000 operational referendum expires in 2019. The new referendum amount replaces these funds and adjust for inflation. The second question is asking the community to borrow funds in an amount not to exceed $16.37 million dollars to address imminent capital maintenance projects and high-priority safety, security, and learning space improvements at both Maple Dale and Indian Hill schools. The funds of the $16.37 million dollars are broken down as follows:




What Will The Questions Look Like On The Ballot?


The questions are very specific and address what the funds can be utilized for if received. Those questions will appear on the ballot and will look similar to the following:





FAQ - Operational Referendum (Question Number 1)

Why Are There Two Questions On The Ballot?


For more than a year, the Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board asked for staff, student, and community input on our District’s operational budget needs as well as critical capital maintenance and facility improvement projects. The school Board is committed to finding a solution that best serves our students and reflects the priorities of our community. Based on the feedback and analysis, the School Board finalized two referendum questions. District residents will have the opportunity to vote on both questions on Tuesday, April 2, 2019




There Are Two Questions On The Upcoming Ballot. Do I Answer Both Questions?


There are two separate questions on April 2 . The first question is asking the community to renew our current operational dollars. This allows the District to maintain high-quality instructional programs, services, and staff for all students. The District’s $800,000 operational referendum expires in 2019. The new referendum amount replaces these funds and adjust for inflation. The second question is asking the community to borrow funds in an amount not to exceed $16.37 million dollars to address imminent capital maintenance projects and high-priority safety, security, and learning space improvements at both Maple Dale and Indian Hill schools. The funds of the $16.37 million dollars are broken down as follows:




What Will The Questions Look Like On The Ballot?


The questions are very specific and address what the funds can be utilized for if received. Those questions will appear on the ballot and will look similar to the following:





FAQ - Capital Improvements (Question Number 2)

Why Are There Two Questions On The Ballot?


For more than a year, the Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board asked for staff, student, and community input on our District’s operational budget needs as well as critical capital maintenance and facility improvement projects. The school Board is committed to finding a solution that best serves our students and reflects the priorities of our community. Based on the feedback and analysis, the School Board finalized two referendum questions. District residents will have the opportunity to vote on both questions on Tuesday, April 2, 2019




There Are Two Questions On The Upcoming Ballot. Do I Answer Both Questions?


There are two separate questions on April 2 . The first question is asking the community to renew our current operational dollars. This allows the District to maintain high-quality instructional programs, services, and staff for all students. The District’s $800,000 operational referendum expires in 2019. The new referendum amount replaces these funds and adjust for inflation. The second question is asking the community to borrow funds in an amount not to exceed $16.37 million dollars to address imminent capital maintenance projects and high-priority safety, security, and learning space improvements at both Maple Dale and Indian Hill schools. The funds of the $16.37 million dollars are broken down as follows:




What Will The Questions Look Like On The Ballot?


The questions are very specific and address what the funds can be utilized for if received. Those questions will appear on the ballot and will look similar to the following:





FAQ - Classroom Updates

Will all classrooms in each school be getting new furniture?


Furniture is not part of the referendum cost, but has been budgeted separately as part of the District’s annual budget process.




Why do classrooms need updates?


Education has changed over the years. Current curriculum emphasizes content and skill, as well as collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. We offer classes and opportunities that are different than when the buildings were first designed, and updated educational spaces, like STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), Makerspace, and Innovation/Fab Lab, will allow us to more effectively engage students in their learning and to better meet the intentions of the curriculum. There are specific spaces within each building that will have been identified and will be addressed within the $16.37 million dollar referendum.





FAQ - Safety & Security Upgrades

Will all classrooms in each school be getting new furniture?


Furniture is not part of the referendum cost, but has been budgeted separately as part of the District’s annual budget process.




Why do classrooms need updates?


Education has changed over the years. Current curriculum emphasizes content and skill, as well as collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. We offer classes and opportunities that are different than when the buildings were first designed, and updated educational spaces, like STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), Makerspace, and Innovation/Fab Lab, will allow us to more effectively engage students in their learning and to better meet the intentions of the curriculum. There are specific spaces within each building that will have been identified and will be addressed within the $16.37 million dollar referendum.





FAQ - Costs For The Capital Referendum - Question 2

Why Are There Two Questions On The Ballot?


For more than a year, the Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board asked for staff, student, and community input on our District’s operational budget needs as well as critical capital maintenance and facility improvement projects. The school Board is committed to finding a solution that best serves our students and reflects the priorities of our community. Based on the feedback and analysis, the School Board finalized two referendum questions. District residents will have the opportunity to vote on both questions on Tuesday, April 2, 2019




There Are Two Questions On The Upcoming Ballot. Do I Answer Both Questions?


There are two separate questions on April 2 . The first question is asking the community to renew our current operational dollars. This allows the District to maintain high-quality instructional programs, services, and staff for all students. The District’s $800,000 operational referendum expires in 2019. The new referendum amount replaces these funds and adjust for inflation. The second question is asking the community to borrow funds in an amount not to exceed $16.37 million dollars to address imminent capital maintenance projects and high-priority safety, security, and learning space improvements at both Maple Dale and Indian Hill schools. The funds of the $16.37 million dollars are broken down as follows:




What Will The Questions Look Like On The Ballot?


The questions are very specific and address what the funds can be utilized for if received. Those questions will appear on the ballot and will look similar to the following:





FAQ - Consolidation Of Schools Or Districts

Why Are There Two Questions On The Ballot?


For more than a year, the Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board asked for staff, student, and community input on our District’s operational budget needs as well as critical capital maintenance and facility improvement projects. The school Board is committed to finding a solution that best serves our students and reflects the priorities of our community. Based on the feedback and analysis, the School Board finalized two referendum questions. District residents will have the opportunity to vote on both questions on Tuesday, April 2, 2019




There Are Two Questions On The Upcoming Ballot. Do I Answer Both Questions?


There are two separate questions on April 2 . The first question is asking the community to renew our current operational dollars. This allows the District to maintain high-quality instructional programs, services, and staff for all students. The District’s $800,000 operational referendum expires in 2019. The new referendum amount replaces these funds and adjust for inflation. The second question is asking the community to borrow funds in an amount not to exceed $16.37 million dollars to address imminent capital maintenance projects and high-priority safety, security, and learning space improvements at both Maple Dale and Indian Hill schools. The funds of the $16.37 million dollars are broken down as follows:




What Will The Questions Look Like On The Ballot?


The questions are very specific and address what the funds can be utilized for if received. Those questions will appear on the ballot and will look similar to the following:





FAQ - Role Of The Architect And Construction Manager

What Is The Role Of An Architect?


The architect’s (EUA) primary role is to develop a practical design that provides long-term solutions to the challenges presented by its client, in this case, the Maple Dale- Indian Hill School District (Owner). It is the responsibility of the architect to assemble, manage and coordinate a multi-disciplined team of engineers and other specialty consultants who will collaborate together to develop the construction documents needed by the Construction Manager for bidding the work to various trades. The architect and Construction Manager work collaboratively during document development to identify practical, cost-effective building systems that provide long-term durability to the District. The architect also serves as one of the three main parts of the overall project team:

  1. Owner - Maple Dale-Indian Hill School District
  2. Architect - EUA
  3. Construction Manager - Miron
Each serve as a check and balance for the other two. The architect is part of the review of all construction bids to ensure intent and scope are accurately reflected. During construction, the architect serves as a resource to the construction manager to review field questions, review the detailed shop drawings prepared by individual trades and observe construction progress to ensure conformance with documents.




How Were The Facilities Assessed?


As part of the District’s broader Strategic Planning process, the Maple Dale Indian Hill School Board selected Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) in February 2018 to complete a comprehensive Facilities Assessment as the first step in developing a long-term facilities plan. The Facilities Assessment included both of our school buildings and sites and will served as a detailed planning document that provides a valuable foundation of information. This data supported the School Board’s prioritization of facility needs and improvements to provide high-quality learning environments while developing fiscally responsible, long-term facilities solutions. EUA’s summary findings of the Facilities Assessment were presented to the School Board on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The School Board will also hosted interactive workshops for staff and the community to discuss the Facilities Assessment findings and to gather input to guide facilities-related decision making.




What Is The Architectural & Engineering Design Fee?


The school district went through a competitive bid process to interview several architectural/engineering firms who all provided fees to serve this project from inception to occupancy (approximately four years of service to the district). The district hired the firm that provided the best balance of experience, leadership, engagement, design, references, and overall value. The fees range from 5% to 6% per building and are based on the total cost of construction.




What Is The Role Of A Construction Manager (CM)?


Miron Construction Co., Inc. (Miron) was selected as the district construction management firm. They are not responsible for the design of buildings or defining the scope of work. They are responsible for establishing costs to solutions developed by the District Administration, Staff, and Community with the architects and adopted by the Maple Dale-Indian Hill Board of Education. In addition, they provide budgeting throughout the design process to ensure the projects stay on budget. As part of their work they manage the construction administration process including bidding of all subcontracts, scoping of subcontractors, recommendation of award for subcontractors, issuing of contracts for subcontractors, document control including all Request for Information (RFI) and submittals. Construction managers oversee bonding, insurance, constructability, phasing, scheduling, managing district direct purchases, and supervision of the work.




What Is The Construction Manager (CM) Fee?


The Construction Manager fee is 2.0% of the total construction costs. This fee plays five important roles for our projects:

  1. Accurate Cost Estimates: Competitively bid all relevant projects
  2. Project Supervision: Supervise all subcontractors and suppliers and oversee quality and safety control on all projects, including any warranty related work
  3. Constructability: Provide guidance on the most cost effective means and methods of construction
  4. Phasing Schedules: Develop, maintain, and manage the construction schedule minimizing disruption to students and staff
  5. Community Engagement / Communication: Create transparency with our community
Ultimately, the Construction Manager plays an important role in the pre-construction (project cost, schedule and design) as well as during the construction (bid process, manage activity on site and maintain a safe work environment).




How Was The Construction Manager Selected?


A competitive Request For Proposal Process (RFP) process was utilized and four different firms were invited to submit their interest, qualifications and fee proposals. The process and criteria included cost analysis, reference checks, analysis of prior K-12 projects, and assessment of the firm’s workloads and feasibility of successfully being able to manage projects.





FAQ - Timelines, Design & Construction And Implementation

Will all classrooms in each school be getting new furniture?


Furniture is not part of the referendum cost, but has been budgeted separately as part of the District’s annual budget process.




Why do classrooms need updates?


Education has changed over the years. Current curriculum emphasizes content and skill, as well as collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. We offer classes and opportunities that are different than when the buildings were first designed, and updated educational spaces, like STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), Makerspace, and Innovation/Fab Lab, will allow us to more effectively engage students in their learning and to better meet the intentions of the curriculum. There are specific spaces within each building that will have been identified and will be addressed within the $16.37 million dollar referendum.





FAQ - Miscellaneous

Why Are There Two Questions On The Ballot?


For more than a year, the Maple Dale-Indian Hill School Board asked for staff, student, and community input on our District’s operational budget needs as well as critical capital maintenance and facility improvement projects. The school Board is committed to finding a solution that best serves our students and reflects the priorities of our community. Based on the feedback and analysis, the School Board finalized two referendum questions. District residents will have the opportunity to vote on both questions on Tuesday, April 2, 2019




There Are Two Questions On The Upcoming Ballot. Do I Answer Both Questions?


There are two separate questions on April 2 . The first question is asking the community to renew our current operational dollars. This allows the District to maintain high-quality instructional programs, services, and staff for all students. The District’s $800,000 operational referendum expires in 2019. The new referendum amount replaces these funds and adjust for inflation. The second question is asking the community to borrow funds in an amount not to exceed $16.37 million dollars to address imminent capital maintenance projects and high-priority safety, security, and learning space improvements at both Maple Dale and Indian Hill schools. The funds of the $16.37 million dollars are broken down as follows:




What Will The Questions Look Like On The Ballot?


The questions are very specific and address what the funds can be utilized for if received. Those questions will appear on the ballot and will look similar to the following:





 

Preliminary Floor Plans

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In the News

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Journal Sentinel - March 4, 2019
"Five things to know about the Maple Dale-Indian Hill referendum"

WISN 12 News - February 8, 2019

"River Hills school evacuated because of heat outage"

 
 

Voting Information

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Please vote on April 2, 2019!
Visit MyVoteWI

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Vote Early in Your Municipal Clerk’s Office 

Early in-person voting is open from March 18 to March 29; check with your municipality directly

for the specific hours. A photo ID is required to vote in Wisconsin.
 


Village of Bayside
9075 North Regent Rd.
Bayside, WI 53217-1802 
414/206-3913


Village of Fox Point
7200 North Santa Monica Blvd.
Fox Point, WI 53217-3505
414/351-8900 x6621


City of Glendale
5909 North Milwaukee River Pkwy.
Glendale, WI 53209
Phone: 414/228-1718


Village of River Hills
7650 North Pheasant Ln.
River Hills, WI 53217-3012
414/352-8213


Sample Ballots
Sample ballots for the next election will be available at Wisconsin Voter Information website

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Polling Places

Voter Photo ID
Voter Photo ID is required to receive a ballot in all special and regular elections.  Please be prepared with your photo ID at the next election.  Election Inspectors will be required through legislative action to ask for Voter Photo ID, along with a voter's signature to receive a ballot.


As typical with past elections for Wisconsin State Voter Registration applications, voters are required to provide proof of residence when registering to vote.  

 

Other Ways to Vote
Are you unable to vote at your polling place on Election Day? Take advantage of one of these other options.
Wisconsin voters can receive their absentee ballot by mail. If you are a regular voter who would like to vote in the 2019 Spring Election, make sure to submit your request for an absentee ballot by March 28, 2019.
Request an Absentee Ballot

 

Receive Automatic Absentee Ballots

Receive a ballot for every election by mail.  If you are unable to go to your polling place on Election Day due to age, illness, disability or infirmity, you can request an absentee ballot be sent to you for every election, automatically, as an “indefinitely confined elector.”  Request Automatic Absentee Ballots
 

Village of Bayside - Wards 2, 4
9075 N. Regent Rd., Bayside, WI 53217-1802 

 

Polling Place Hours: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Village of Fox Point - Wards 6, 7, 8, 9
Longacre Pavilion

7343 N. Longacre Rd., Fox Point, WI 53217


Polling Place Hours: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

City Of Glendale - Aldermanic District 3/Ward 9
Cardinal Stritch University, Voting Room: Bonaventure Hall

104 N. Kent Ave., Glendale, WI 53217


Polling Place Hours: Tuesday, April 2, 2019,
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Village of River Hills - Wards 2, 3
7650 North Pheasant Ln. River Hills, WI 53217


Polling Place Hours: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

 

Indian Hill School
1101 West Brown Deer Rd., River Hills, WI, 53217

414/351-7390

4K/JK Morning:  8:15 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

4K/JK Afternoon: 12:15 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

5K/SK - Grade 3:  8:15 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. ​

Maple Dale School

8377 North Port Washington Rd., Fox Point, WI 53217 

414/351-7380

Grades 4-8:  
8:25 a.m.-3:35 p.m.

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