Building Our Future

Thank You, Oshkosh

On November 3, 2020, Oshkosh residents approved two referendums. Question 1 was an operational referendum, renewing the district’s existing operating funding of $7.95 million annually through the 2029-30 school year. Question 2 was a capital referendum to borrow $107 million to build a new middle school and a new elementary school (closing three aging/outdated facilities that house five schools), enhance school safety and security, and address deferred maintenance and infrastructure needs.

This page provides the latest updates related to projects within the 2020 Capital Referendum. Check out the Project Progress Reports section below for monthly updates summarizing work being done on all building projects. 

Construction Timeline At a Glance

  • Fall 2023 - Open Vel Phillips Middle School
    • Two middle schools will become one middle school. The current Merrill and Webster Stanley middle schools will become Vel Phillips Middle School - a new school being built adjacent to the current Merrill building.
  • Fall 2024 - Open New Elementary School (name to be determined)
    • Three elementary schools will become one elementary school. The current Merrill, Washington, and Webster Stanley elementary schools will become the new elementary school - a new school to be built on the site of the current Webster Stanley building.

Project Progress Reports

Monthly project progress reports are published and available below with the goal of creating a shared understanding of the District's ongoing facilities work, made possible through the voter-approved 2020 Captial Referendum. The reports below include the latest updates on the Vel Phillips Middle School (opening Fall 2023), the New Elementary School (opening Fall 2024), and School Secure Entrance Projects.