August 21, 2018 – Slinger, WI – In 2016 taxpayers in the Slinger School District approved a $42 million referendum that funded district-wide projects.
The referendum bonds were issued at the lowest rate in the past 30 years at 2.45 percent.
The Slinger School District saved $8 million in interest when the original projected rate of 4 percent lowered to 2.45 percent and the loan term shortened from 20 years to 18 years.
Five buildings and the campuses of the Slinger School District saw improvements through the referendum.
Prior to Friday night’s football game, when the Owls hosted Whitefish Bay, the class of 1988 took a tour of their old school.
One of the most impressive stops was the new auditorium. During the tour you can hear alumni were wowed by the experience.
The opening production will be Wizard of Oz on November 1,2,3 and 4.
“We really wanted a production to celebrate the grand opening of the auditorium,” said Superintendent Daren Sievers.
A survey showed taxpayers were not in favor of spending $11.5 million on an auditorium and the Slinger School Board listened.
“We saved $1.5 million by taking the balcony out,” Sievers said about the $9.8 million facility.
There’s seating for 830 with 810 assigned seats.
The Slinger School District paid off all its debt before moving forward with the 2016 project.
Tomorrow WashingtonCountyInsider.com will provide a first look at the new fitness center at Slinger High School.