DDSD November 2018 Referendum Information

On The Ballot

Ballot Text: Shall the School District of Delavan-Darien, Walworth and Rock Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $2,800,000 per year for four years, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year and ending with the 2022-2023 school year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of operational costs to reduce class sizes, and support curriculum and instruction?

◘ Yes

◘ No


What will the Operational Referendum cover?

  • Hire 18 staff to reduce class sizes
    • 6 Teachers grades 1st – 5th @ approximately $79,784 with benefits
    • 12 Teachers grades 6th – 12th @ approximately $79,784 with benefits
  • Offer competitive programs to meet state standards
  • Update curriculum materials to meet today’s state standards
  • Open and collateralize a line of credit to provide vital cash flow for ongoing operational needs

What Will It Cost?

If approved, the school tax is estimated to increase by approximately *$75  per $100,000 of property value for the first year (2019/2020), and is expected to decrease over the next three years.

November 2018 Referendum Information

*Based upon enrollment remaining flat and a 2.8% property increase

Accomplishments

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Delavan-Darien School District had top marks in Walworth County on the state’s School Report Card ratings for 2016-17. The district’s score of 82.3 shows the schools were “Exceeding Expectations!” The score was less than a single point away from the highest category of “Significantly Exceeds Expectations.”

Phoenix Middle School did achieve the highest category ranking, with a school score of 85.0. That’s the top score in the county among traditional grades 6-8 middle schools!

The district achieved high scores primarily as a result of high student academic growth in the areas of reading and math at all tested grade levels.



DDSD Points of Pride

Opportunities to Learn More

EMAIL questions to referendum2018@ddschools.org

CALL  262-233-6800 for more information or to schedule an individual meeting

ATTEND the Referendum Information Open House:

  • October 15th at 7:00 PM @ DDHS
  • October 19th at 7:00 AM @ DDHS
  • October 25th at 6:30 PM @ DDHS
  • Interested in hosting a meeting? Contact Jill Sorbie @ 233-6751

When To Vote

Election Day: 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Absentee Voting: Monday, October 1 – Friday, November 2, 2018.

Thursday, November 1st, is the last day to apply for and receive an absentee ballot by mail.

In-Person Early Voting: Monday, October 1 – Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Clerk’s Office.

Where to Vote

Depending on the municipality in which you live, voting locations are as follows:

  • City of Delavan: Delavan Municipal Building, 123 S. Second St., Delavan. Clerk Sue Kitzman, 728-5585
  • Village of Darien: Darien Village Hall, 24 N. Wisconsin St., Darien. Clerk Rebecca LeMire, 882-5055
  • Town of Delavan: Town of Delavan Community Center, 1220 South Shore Drive, Delavan (corner of Highway 50 and South Shore Drive). Clerk Dixie Bernsteen, 728-3471
  • Town of Darien: Darien Town Hall, N2826 Foundry Road, Darien. Clerk Marilyn Larson, 882-3393
  • Town of Richmond: Richmond Town Hall, W9046 County Road A, Darien. Clerk Barb Ceas, 608-883- 2017
  • Town of Sharon: Sharon Town Hall, N1097 Bollinger Road, Sharon.
  • Town of Sugar Creek: N6641 County Road H, Elkhorn.
  • Town of Walworth: Walworth Town Hall, W6741 Brick Church Road, Walworth.
  • Town of Bradford (Rock County): 3622 S. Carvers Rock Road, Avalon.

Where to Vote

Where to Vote

Depending on the municipality in which you live, voting locations are as follows:

  • City of Delavan: Delavan Municipal Building, 123 S. Second St., Delavan. Clerk Sue Kitzman, 728-5585
  • Village of Darien: Darien Village Hall, 24 N. Wisconsin St., Darien. Clerk Rebecca LeMire, 882-5055
  • Town of Delavan: Town of Delavan Community Center, 1220 South Shore Drive, Delavan (corner of Highway 50 and South Shore Drive). Clerk Dixie Bernsteen, 728-3471
  • Town of Darien: Darien Town Hall, N2826 Foundry Road, Darien. Clerk Marilyn Larson, 882-3393
  • Town of Richmond: Richmond Town Hall, W9046 County Road A, Darien. Clerk Barb Ceas, 608-883- 2017
  • Town of Sharon: Sharon Town Hall, N1097 Bollinger Road, Sharon.
  • Town of Sugar Creek: N6641 County Road H, Elkhorn.
  • Town of Walworth: Walworth Town Hall, W6741 Brick Church Road, Walworth.
  • Town of Bradford (Rock County): 3622 S. Carvers Rock Road, Avalon.

Contact Municipal Clerks

Municipal Clerks can often help answer many questions about elections and voting. Contact your local clerk if you have questions about the upcoming April 3 election and voting process, including how to obtain absentee ballots and in-person early voting.

City of Delavan
Sue Kitzman
clerk@ci.delavan.wi.us
262-728-5585 Ext. 112

Village of Darien
Rebecca LeMire
rlemire@darienwi.com
Phone – 262-882-5055

Town of Bradford
Sandra Clarke
townofbradford@gmail.com
608-756-4274

Town of Darien
Marilyn Larson
darientclerk@sharontelephone.com
262-882-3393

Town of Delavan
Dixie Bernsteen
clerk@townofdelavan.com
262-728-3471

Town of Richmond
Barbara Ceas
ceasb@idcnet.com
608-883-2017

Town of Sharon
Karen Teliszczak
townofsharon@sharontelephone.com
262-736-4608

Town of Sugar Creek
Diane Boyd
townsugarcreek@elknet.net
262-742-3383

Town of Walworth
Marie Baker
clerk@townofwalworth.com
262-275-9800