Community invited to learn about referendum

The Hamilton School District has scheduled two presentations for residents to learn more about the Feb. 20 referendum.Growing-Logo-271

The first will be Jan. 22 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Sussex Civic Center, N64 W23760 Main St., Sussex. Superintendent Paul Mielke, Ph.D., and Business Services Assistant Superintendent Bryan Ruud will speak about the referendum and answer questions.

The second one will be Feb. 7 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Hamilton High School Large Group Area. Citizens will be able to meet with architects, general contractors and financial consultants who have worked on facets of the proposed projects. Mielke will give a brief overview of the referendum at 7 p.m., and he and Ruud will be available to answer questions.

In addition, applied engineering and technology teachers will provide tours of current high school facilities. The Large Group Area is located at the back of Hamilton High School, W220 N6151 Town Line Road.

These special events are scheduled to inform community members about the Feb. 20 referendum in which residents will vote on two questions. The referendum seeks a new intermediate school for students in grades 5 and 6, and a classroom addition-renovation project for the high school. The high school project includes renovation and expansion of the applied engineering and technology area and a 15-classroom addition. One question will seek approval for the facilities projects, and the other is for operational costs to open and operate the new intermediate school.