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South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) is holding a special election on Nov. 7, 2023.

Taking staff and community feedback and input into consideration, the School Board approved a plan to present the district’s new 5-year facility plan (Securing Our Future. Supporting Our Students) to the community with two bond questions and a Technology Projects Levy question on the November ballot.

Bonds for Buildings

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Question 1:
Safety and security enhancements and expansions and renovations at secondary schools. (Approx. $160 Million total)

  • Construct new secure entry at Park and Woodbury high schools, and Cottage Grove, Lake and Woodbury middle schools

  • Planned addition at East Ridge High School and renovations at Park and Woodbury high schools

  • Planned expansion of Oltman Middle School and renovations at Woodbury Middle School

Bond Question 1 Details

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Question 2:
Addresses elementary school space at schools projected to exceed capacity; renovations for bathrooms at five elementary schools. (Approx. $40 Million total)

  • Elementary school additions at Bailey, Grey Cloud, Pine Hill and Red Rock elementary schools

  • Construction of additional bathrooms at schools only containing a single set/four stalls: Crestview, Hillside, Pine Hill, Pullman and Royal Oaks elementary schools

Bond Question 2 Details

** Bond Question 2 is contingent on the passage of Question 1, meaning Question 2 cannot pass without the approval of Question 1.** 

Capital Project Levy (Technology Project Levy)

Potential Boundary Adjustments

If Bond Question 1 and/or Question 2 do NOT pass, the following boundary changes will be in effect starting the 2024-2025 school year. 

These attendance boundaries would impact 427 current students.

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Please use the tool above to see if your address would be impacted. You can view the boundary changes for each school that would have changes below.

Armstrong | Bailey | Cottage Grove Elementary | Cottage Grove Middle | Crestview | Grey Cloud | Hillside | Liberty Ridge | Middleton | Newport | Oltman Middle | Red Rock | Woodbury Elementary

Tax Impact Tool

Use our online tax impact calculator to estimate the increase in property taxes the bond and levy questions would have on your household. 

Tax Impact


Answers are provided below to some of the most commonly asked questions. As the long-range facility process moves forward, this section will expand to provide more information to the community.

If you have a question about our Facility Planning, please use the button below to submit your question to us and we will respond back to you.

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