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Important Community Survey on District Operations Coming Soon
Important Community Survey on District Operations Coming Soon
Lois Persons
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Community Survey on District Operations Coming Soon

District Residents Asked to Provide Feedback

 

The Floodwood School District is reaching out to all District residents in the next few weeks to gather input regarding District operations with a community-wide survey. The District is forecasting a budget shortfall averaging more than $575,000 in each of the next 10 years and will need to go to referendum to increase revenue to address this need.

The School Board recognizes any potential referendum must reflect the priorities of taxpayers. Therefore, the district is urging all residents to participate in this important district-wide effort as they prepare to make important decisions about the operations of the District.  Over the past 5 years the District has made significant reductions to balance the budget. However, they are concerned what additional cuts will mean to educating our students, retaining quality staff and maintaining facilities.

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 to ensure respondent anonymity. Every household will receive a paper survey in their mail in the coming days.  Residents can either complete the paper survey and mail it back to School Perceptions in the envelope provided or log on to the website listed on the survey and take the survey online.

If you haven't already received it, an 8-page survey should be arriving in mailboxes in the coming days. Residents have until June 5th to complete the survey.  In the event a residence does not receive a survey, they can simply call the District office at 218-476-2285 ext. 70108 or email attendance@isd698.org for assistance.

“Our schools are a critical part of our community,” shares Dr. Rae Villebrun, the District’s Superintendent and Principal, “as we make these decisions about our District, the voice of every resident is critical to this process.”