Nekoosa breaks ground on athletic complex
By City Times staff
NEKOOSA – On Sept. 16, Nekoosa officials and community members had a small gathering to break ground on the new Nekoosa High School Athletic Complex.
The event was held on the west side of the Nekoosa High School parking lot, 500 South Cedar Street, where the new concession stand will be constructed.
Brian Giese, president of the Nekoosa school board, thanked the community, board members, and school staff for moving the project forward.
“These projects are a long time in the making and there are plenty to thank for getting this conversation started in the community,” he said.
“The passing of the capital referendum to support these projects makes me proud to be part of this community, this district. This community is investing in this generation and generations to come.
In April, residents in the Nekoosa School District said yes to two referendum questions to accommodate need requests by the board of education.
The first question allowed the district to exceed revenue limits by $2,000,000 per year from the 2020-21 school year through the 2024-25 school year to add student services staff for struggling students, upgrade technical education area, improve current programs, add needed teaching staff, and grow enrollment through Wisconsin Individualized Selected Education Virtual School.
The second referendum questions authorized bonding in the amount of $2,900,000 for improvements to the school athletic facilities.
Giese added that the new facilities will add to the overall appeal of the school district.
“The opportunities for a balanced academic and extracurricular experience makes Nekoosa School District a place where students and families want to be,” he said.
During construction, this year’s shortened home football season will be played at Holland Field by Humke Elementary School, in Nekoosa.