K-M School District facilities survey now underway
The K-M School Board has hired the Morris Leatherman Company of Minneapolis to conduct a phone survey of 400 school district residents to determine what future facility improvements they think should be a priority. The phone survey started Thursday of last week and was to continue through this week.
The Leatherman Company will randomly survey 400 district residents and it will take approximately 15 minutes for respondents to answer questions. The survey begins with background information and then moves into the specifics of the subject by asking about certain facility needs.
"We don't want to go out and try to pass a referendum without input," said Superintendent Mark Matuska. "We are asking the people what they think we need first."
There are priority needs that have been identified by the school board. There will be space concerns at the elementary school with the addition of all day, every day kindergarten next year. Community education space will have to be used as temporary kindergarten classroom space. There is no other place to "grow". At the start of the 2013-14 school year the elementary school had a student population of 786.
The industrial tech and ag areas are original to the 1957 high school building and are in need of upgrades. This will be one of the questions on the survey. Another asks if the public would support construction of a performing arts center to accommodate band, choir and the theatre. The current stage also dates back to 1957. The way the band and choir programs have been growing 5-12 more space....TO READ COMPLETE ARTICLE PURCHASE THE DCI TODAY!!!
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December 11, 2013