In 2012, the Oostburg School District formed a Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) to study District-wide needs. With the assistance of Bray Architects, the Oostburg School District and LRPC concluded that the most immediate needs exist at Oostburg Elementary School. After reviewing a variety of solutions and presenting them to the community in a Fall 2015 Survey, the District placed a referendum question on the February 2016 ballot.
The $9,590,000 question for renovations and an addition to Oostburg Elementary was approved by taxpayers and allowed the District to address elementary needs as identified by the LRPC. The approved solution made it possible for the District to replace the 1956 elementary wing with a new addition which will include a multi-purpose room to be used a a cafeteria/gym/gross motor instruction space, a kitchen, servery, a receiving area for the entire district, and a secure courtyard. The addition also incorporates new classroom space for early childhood, kindergarten, first grade, special education, and large classes at various grade levels
Site improvements to the school include greenspace/playground, hard-scape playground, expanded visitor parking lot and parent pick-up/drop-off loop, and expanded bus pick-up/drop-off.