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Prescott surveys hitting the mail

The School District of Prescott’s Board of Education is reaching out to all district residents in the coming weeks to gather input regarding the district’s facility needs with a community-wide survey. The survey will ask residents to weigh in on facility projects throughout the district that address safety and security, aging infrastructure, and educational space needs.

The survey is a critical step in the district’s development of a long-range facility plan that will guide the use of schools and facility investments in future years. The survey outlines two long-term plans for the district’s buildings and asks citizens for feedback on two potential pathways for the buildings. The primary difference in the pathways is the future use of Prescott Middle School. In one pathway, the middle school facility would serve students in 4th and 5th grades; in the other, the middle school would serve as a district of- fice and dedicated space for special education, youth recreation, and community education programming. The results will guide the board’s decision on whether or not to move forward with a capital referendum.

To assist with data gathering efforts, the Prescott 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.

Households will receive a paper survey in the mail during the week of October 12. Residents can opt to 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. The survey data is regulated by a survey access code that is provided on the mailed survey. If residents would like additional surveys for other adults in the household, they can call the district.

“Our schools play an important role in our community,” stated Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rick Spicuzza. “As we make decisions that will guide the direction of our schools for years to come, we want to ensure that everyone has a voice in the planning process. This survey allows us to do that.”

Survey results will be presented at the November school board meeting and available on the district website.

For additional information, please contact the District Office at 715.262.5782.