WGSD Listening Sessions Regarding Fox River Middle School

At the August 7, 2017 WGSD COW (Committee of the Whole) meeting the architectural firm Plunkett Raysich Architects (PRA) presented five options for consideration by the board and administration. After hearing feedback the options, with some changes, will be presented to the community at four separate WGSD Community Listening Sessions. The primary goal of these community listening sessions is to get feedback on options for changes to Fox River Middle School.

The WGSD School Board agreed to look into options related to Fox River Middle School as a result of the Strategic Plan process that began in 2015 that involved many community members and a community survey. In July of 2016 the district approved the hiring of PRA and their initial report was shared publicly at the May 22, 2017 work session.

Some of the options and photos from the  8/7/17 work session presentation are shown below, but there is much more to consider and hear so please attend the upcoming listening sessions and bring your ideas and questions. To see how some of the construction costs were derived you can view a conceptual budget summary that was included at the 8/7/17 meeting.

Date, time, and location for the upcoming listening sessions is as follows:

August 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM @ Evergreen Elementary
September 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM @ Woodfield Elementary
September 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM @ Trailside Elementary
September 14, 2017 at 3:30 PM @ Fox River Middle School

Option #1:

  • Renovate and expand the existing Fox River building
  • Cost is approximately $20 Million
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Option #2:

  • New middle school building behind Fox River
  • Keep Fox River as Community Center
  • Cost is approximately $41.3 Million
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Option #3:

  • New middle school building
  • Demolish existing Fox River Middle School
  • Cost is approximately $42.5 Million
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Option #4:

  • New middle school building connected to Evergreen Elementary
  • Demolish existing Fox River Middle School
  • Connect to Evergreen
  • Cost is approximately $42.5 Million
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Option #5:

  • Grade Level Centers at the three remaining buildings
    • PK-Grade 2 @ Trailside
    • Grades 3-5 @ Woodfield
    • Grades 6-8 @ Evergreen with renovation and expansion
  • See enrollment analysis and data on pages 9-11 of the work session presentation
  • Demolish existing Fox River Middle School and develop land for parking, parent drop-off, and play-fields
  • Cost is approximately $21.5 Million

Option #6, 7, 8 ??? (Please attend the WGSD Listening Sessions and share your ideas)

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Posted on August 21, 2017 by Matt Kranich, WGSD Board Member
Documents and information posted above from the 8/17/17 meeting can be accessed HERE.
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WGSD Meeting Videos can be accessed HERE