Nekoosa School District residents asked for input
For the City Times
NEKOOSA – Residents in the School District of Nekoosa will soon have the opportunity to share their opinions about potential school projects and funding through a community survey.
“All residents in the School District of Nekoosa will be receiving a survey,” says Nekoosa Superintendent Terry Whitmore. “Your input is an important part of this process, and we ask that all community members take a few minutes to share their thoughts with us.”
The survey addresses two issues identified in the School District of Nekoosa: an anticipated budget shortfall of about $2 million that would require an operational referendum and possible projects that could be funded district wide through a capital referendum. Both referendums require voter approval, and should the district decide to move forward, the questions would be part of the April 2020 ballot.
“Because these are issues that have a direct impact on taxpaying residents, it’s important that your voice is now heard,” says Whitmore. “We want to hear what you have to say. Your feedback will guide us as we address these issues.”
Every household will be mailed a paper survey, and survey respondents can either reply online using the one-time-use code found on the front of the survey. The survey can also be filled out and returned via the postage-paid envelope, which is included in every survey.
Should a second adult member of the household wish to take the survey, additional copies can be obtained by calling the School District of Nekoosa District Office at 715-886-8000.
To assist with data gathering efforts, the School Board is working with School Perceptions LLC, an independent firm with expertise in conducting school district surveys. All survey data is returned to School Perceptions and all responses remain anonymous.