In 2019, Litchfield Public Schools sought voter approval on a two-question ballot to protect educational programming and improve facilities. Question one approved an operating levy increase, which allowed Litchfield to add $1.041 million to the annual operating budget to sustain current class sizes, ensure student access to adequate resources, and protect classes, activities, and athletics from budget cuts. Question two passed a $33 million building bond referendum to address facility improvements and remodel Litchfield’s existing schools by Fall 2022. These renovations will add modern and expanded classrooms, improve building security and traffic safety, and update infrastructure for buildings throughout the district.
Improvements at Lake Ripley Elementary include interior renovations to remodel outdated and underutilized spaces, classroom and breakout space additions, and a new multi-use cafeteria and kitchen. At Litchfield Middle and High Schools, improvements will feature new and modernized classrooms, infrastructure upgrades, and an expanded cafeteria, kitchen, and common area. With these projects, the District will meet educational needs, improve school safety, and maintain its building infrastructures for years to come.
- $33 million
- Fall 2022
- Planning and project development services, referendum communication services, program management, technical services
- Ryan Hoffman, Logan Kalnbach, Nick Klein, Dave Kriens, Pat Overom, Taylor Rugroden, Brandon Schmidt, Kris Shattuck, Ekalath Sophaphanh