A Legacy of Community Support
Our community has a proud history of supporting public education and the Sun Prairie Area School District. This support shows up in both big and small ways from attending school events to volunteering in our schools to passing vital referenda to improve facilities and maintain programs.
2016 Facilities Referendum
In 2014, the Board established a School Space Planning Committee to engage a broad and representative group of community residents in developing priorities and potential solutions for addressing significant district growth. The School Space Planning Committee provided advisory recommendations to the Board in June, 2016 including the building and operating 2 elementary schools.
2019 Facilities Referendum
On April 2, 2019, voters approved two referendum questions to address secondary space needs for our 6th-12th grade students and to provide operational funding related to the opening of new learning spaces. This referendum was the culmination of hours of community input and was based on a recommendation from the Secondary School Space Planning Committee. It allowed for the opening of Sun Prairie West High School, the remodeling and opening of Central Heights Middle School, the relocation of Prairie Phoenix Academy, and extensive renovations at Sun Prairie East High School. The District collaborated with the community every step of the way in the vital planning work for this important milestone for our community and our schools.
2022 Operating Referendum
On November 8, 2022, voters approved a referendum allowing the District to exceed the revenue cap to continue funding vital programs and services for our students. The need for this referendum came from rising costs due to inflation and a lack of funding from the state. This referendum was unrelated to the 2019 capital referendum and would have been needed even if the 2019 referendum had not passed.