Timeline: Milton School District has considered new high school for 10 years

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Jim Dayton
Sunday, October 29, 2017

MILTON—The Milton School District has explored building a new high school for 10 years.

-- August 2007: Milton School Board forms high school design team.

-- July 2008: Design team recommends building a new high school.

-- December 2008: General Motors announces closure of Janesville plant. The school district eventually shelves plans to build a new facility.

-- September 2014: Milton School District rekindles discussion of building a new high school and begins strategic planning process.

-- March 2015: District contracts with Plunkett Raysich Architects to perform facilities needs assessment.

-- August 2015: School board hires J.P. Cullen for preconstruction management services.

-- February 2016: School board forms resident advisory committee, known as the Facilities Advisory Community Team or FACT.

-- April 2016: Second advisory committee forms, comprising district residents not selected for the FACT committee. It's known as the Citizens Commission on School District Facilities.

-- June 2016: FACT committee recommends building new high school.

-- July 2016: Citizens commission recommends expanding and renovating current facilities.

-- August 2016: School board approves $87 million facilities referendum for November ballot.

-- November 2016: Voters approve operational referendum but reject $87 million proposal to build new high school and make other facility improvements.

-- August 2017: After months of discussion, school board approves revised referendum question. The $69.9 million proposal would build a new high school and make other facility upgrades.

-- Nov. 7, 2017: Milton School District residents go to the polls on $69.9 million referendum.

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