Wheatland J1 School District community survey results available

A report on a community survey conducted by the Wheatland J1 School District (Wheatland Center School) is now available at the school’s website:

“We are thankful to everyone that took the time to offer their feedback and complete the survey,” said Marty McGinley, District Administrator. “Our school must reflect the priorities of the community and now we have the information needed to make decisions regarding the next phase in the process.”

Here is a press release from the district about the survey results after it was presented to the School Board:

The Wheatland J1 School District Board of Education got their first look at the results of the recent community survey on Wednesday night. School Perceptions President Bill Foster presented the results to the board. Foster reported that of respondents that offered an opinion, more than 90% reported they are either very satisfied or satisfied with the school system. “The overall satisfaction reported by survey respondents puts the Wheatland schools in the top 10% of districts in the state,” shares Foster. “This tells us that your community is happy with the work that you are doing and for that you should be proud.” Respondents ranked use of technology to enhance the learning experience, providing a welcoming and safe environment and delivering a high-quality educational experience as highest among a list of items the District sought feedback on. Foster reported that there is strong support for the District to renew its current operational referendum that will allow the District to maintain current programs and services. The referendum that is in place will expire at the end of next school year. The survey asked residents for their level of support for various facility updates that totaled $11.2 million. While there is not majority support for the entire plan, respondents do favor the district addressing safety and security needs, updating the science, technology, engineering and math classrooms and making building infrastructure and site improvements. “This is a great example of why you do a survey,” Foster explained. “This shows us what your citizens feel are the greatest priorities at this time and which projects may need to wait a bit.”

The entire survey report is available here.


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