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Community Survey results

March 29, 2018
The Town Crier

The Poland Local School District has released the results of a community survey. The purpose of the survey was to get a better idea of where the community stands when it comes to issues pertaining to the district's future.

The online survey was open from March 12: 15. Community members were encouraged to take the survey after last Monday's community meeting about the audit.

Superintendent Dave Janofa said 517 people took the survey. Survey results are posted on the district's website at and is presented here:

Based on the recommendation of the State's Performance Audit, which of the following would you support?

Closing one of the elementary buildings at this time: 53 percent

Closing both of the elementary buildings at this time: 16.63 percent

Not closing any elementary buildings at this time: 30.37 percent

Would you support additional millage if the proceeds were used for security which may include technology, equipment, staffing, and building improvements?

Yes: 77.95 percent

No: 22.05 percent

Would you support a new Operating Levy to generate additional revenue in order to reduce the deficit projected in the Five Year Forecast as identified in the State's Performance Audit?

Yes: 66.54 percent

No: 33.46 percent

The Auditor of State's Office recommends that we close two buildings in an effort to reduce cost. Which of the following capital improvement projects would you support?.

Constructing a new K: 8 building: 42.94 percent

Renovating existing facilities: 18.96 percent

A combination of renovations and new buildings: 18.96 percent

Continue to maintain the existing facilities: 19.15 percent

Would you be in favor of the Board of Education adopting a limited Open Enrollment Policy to generate additional revenue?

Yes: 23.31 percent

No: 73.69 percent



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