School district survey seeks input on potential facility improvements

After months of work, the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) that has been helping the district to create a plan to address space needs and aging facility issues has developed a preliminary facility improvement plan for further exploration.

Last week, all residents within the school district’s boundaries received a survey in the mail seeking input on some initial plan ideas to update school buildings, increase space, and improve site safety and traffic flow, as well as weigh in on cost estimates for the potential improvements. School board members are looking at a possible referendum in April to begin the facilities work, pending the results of the survey.

According to Superintendent, Dr. Sue Borden, this is only an advisory survey. “No decisions have been made and the School Board will eventually establish a final plan based on the CAC recommendations, after utilizing community input from this survey,” said Borden.

Residents within the boundaries of the DeForest Area School District who did not receive a survey in the mail should contact Ann Stettbacher at 842-6582 to obtain one.

Information on the district’s and Community Advisory Committee’s work is available on the district website (www.deforestschools.org) using the “Planning for Facilities” link under Current Topics.

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