Thank you OASD community! On November 3, 2020, voters approved both our request for operating funding (Q1: 57% yes to 43% no) and our request for capital funding (Q2: 57% yes to 43% no). Updated 11.03.20 at 10 p.m.; 100% reporting:

  • Question 1 PASS:  YES = 22,242 (57.1%)   NO = 16,680 (42.8%)
  • Question 2 PASS:  YES = 21,985 (56.6%)   NO = 16,832 (43.4%)

Read the full news release here: Voters Approve Oshkosh Schools Requests for Both Operating and Capital Funding


About the 2020 Referendum

On November 3, 2020, Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) residents were able to vote on two school funding requests: one to renew existing operating funds, and another to fund school facility improvements. The requests align with OASD’s strategic plan and its long-range facilities plan - both of which were developed with extensive community input.

Q1: Renew $7.95 million in annual operating funds previously approved by the community in 2014 and 2016 with no tax increase. Funds would help enable the district to continue to advance its community-developed strategic plan, while following its guiding principle of students first by sustaining academic programs, technology for learning, and student support services. 

Q2: Invest $107 million in capital funds to advance the first phase of our long-range facilities plan, by building a new middle school and a new elementary school, closing three aging/outdated facilities, enhancing school safety and security, and addressing deferred maintenance and infrastructure needs. The result would be consolidated and modern schools that are more efficient, effective and equitable - with fewer school buildings to maximize use and efficiency.

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Q1 - Renew Existing Operating Funds [$7.95M]

Q2 - Invest in Capital Funds [$107M]

Answers to Your Questions

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