We would like to share our excitement and gratitude to our Big Foot Community for approving both referendum questions!
We are pleased the vast community understands the priority of keeping our students safe, keeping up with technology advancements and funding capital repairs such as the roof and parking lot.
We are also excited about being able to improve our outdoor facilities. Our outdoor spaces are used heavily, not only by high school athletes, but also our community's youth and adults. Literally thousands of our residents, young and old, use our outdoor facilities every year.
We hope you share our excitement and participate in programs that utilize our indoor and soon-to-be new outdoor facilities!
Please check back here for updates as our projects progress!
Check out the three dimensional "fly-by" rendering to help visualize the proposed athletic project.
The Big Foot Community voted to approve the two ballot questions on November 6:
Ballot Question 1: "Shall
the Big Foot Union High School District, Walworth County, WI be authorized to issues pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statues, general obligation bonds in the an amount not to exceed $7,800,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of construction and equipping on an outdoor athletic facility on district owned land?"
Ballot Question 2: "Shall
the Big Foot Union High School District, Walworth County, WI be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $350,000 per year beginning with the 2019-2020 school year and ending with the 2021-2022 school year, for non-recurring purposes consisting of expenses of employing a school resource officer, technology improvements, capital maintenance improvements, including roof repair, and site and parking lot improvements."
The school board is excited for the project and is in full support of this final rendering. Please attend meetings, explore the website, and ask questions. Thank you!
The Outdoor Athletic Need - Overview
The current outdoor athletic facilities have reached a point where they no longer fill the needs of the school. Certain fields & surfaces have not seen any attention in over 20+ years causing safety and functionality concerns. Referendum Status | More details
Baseball & softball fields at the municipal parks are unsuitable and inadequate for high school games. The conference requires two of each field to host games - we have 1 each.
Football/Soccer grass fields have been compacted and cannot handle the heavy demand which are subject to drought and heavy rain events. Additionally there is a broken main irrigation pipe under the current soccer practice field.
Tennis courts are short two courts for hosting regional/sectional events and not accommodate matches approaching dusk. Evening community tennis/pickleball use is also not possible due to lack of lighting.
Track is short two lanes from the required 8. More importantly, the rubberized coating has deteriorated, creating an uneven surface for competition. Multi-school meets cannot be held until the surface has been repaired and lanes added.
"Home" bleachers are aging, undersized and inadequate. They will need to be replaced.
Press Box has inadequate field controls and accommodations. The remodeled press box would allow observation of both fields.
Lighting is inadequate/non-existent for soccer, tennis, JV baseball & JV softball. Evening community tennis/pickleball use is also not possible due to lack of lighting.
Additional parking is needed for sporting events
Stadium Bathrooms & Concessions are not in close proximity to patrons reducing convenience and profitability.
The goals of the outdoor athletic referendum includes:
Address safety and functionality concerns of the athletic facilities.
Provide high-quality playing surfaces for our students.
Improve aesthetics of the Big Foot High School campus.
Provideopportunities for increased athletic, fitness, and recreational experiences for our Big Foot residents.
Address deferred maintenance projects.
Keep tax impact to property owners at a minimum.
Major Project Items
· Lighted, turfed baseball/softball quadplex w/ concessions and bathrooms
· Turf football/soccer field
· Irrigated football/soccer grass practice field
· New "Home" bleachers
· Football/Soccer ticket and concession building
· Additional 2 courts and light all tennis courts
· New track facilities
· Auxiliary parking lot with ADA compliant stalls Itemized List | Conceptual Drawing
Big Foot High School,
401 Devils Lane, Walworth, WI 53184 / Phone: (262) 275-2116