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Facilities Planning  

March 2017





We are MOVING FORWARD with facilities planning!   This is the first of what will be monthly facilities updates to share our progress and next steps.  Enjoy!

Indian Mound and Waubesa Designs... 

  • We are in advanced design stages for IMMS addition/renovation and WIS multi-purpose room:
  • Staff input sessions with Architect Steve Kiekhafer
  • Staff site visits to Waunakee Intermediate School and Kromrey Middle School
  • Reviewed preliminary plans for IMMS and WIS with staff and School Board
  • Work continues to refine the designs for both projects

Elementary Campus Design...

  • First staff input session with Architect Steve Kieckhafer held 12/14/16
  • Staff site visits to Arboretum Elementary and Bridges Elementary on 2/2/17
  • Preliminary plans presented to Board on 2/20 and Campus staff on 2/22.
  • Revising preliminary plans based on feedback from Board and staff


Additional Progress...

  • Issued the first round of the referendum-approved bonds at a lower-than-estimated interest rate.
  • Reached agreement with Village of McFarland on purchasing Village-owned land at the Conrad Elvehjem site, clearing the way for Elementary Campus design
  • Partnering with Point of Beginning to assist with the planning of outdoor athletic facilities.
  • Staff site visit to University of Iowa School of Music with our music and drama faculty


  • Refine plans for IMMS, WIS, and Elementary Campus
  • Begin permitting process with Village of McFarland Planning Commission for IMMS and WIS improvements
  • Secure a site for outdoor athletics facilities that will be displaced by High School Auditorium and Pool
  • Ongoing bi-weekly project management meetings with District Staff, PRA, and Findorff
  • Community outreach to share planning progress and next steps



Please contact Superintendent Andrew Briddell with any questions or comments at



  • McFarland School District
  • 5101 Farwell St., McFarland, WI 53558
  • Phone: 608 838-4500 | Fax: 608 838-3074
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