Dear Howard-Suamico School District Families and Staff,
In April 2018, Howard-Suamico voters passed an operational referendum question to address the district’s financial challenges due to the inequitable state funding formula for public schools. The financial resources from that referendum will expire in 2023 if voters do not approve a replacement referendum. At the same time, the district has some facilities needs that require the community’s attention.
With these issues in mind, the Board of Education is asking all HSSD residents and staff to participate in a survey to assist in its referendum planning efforts. The board will use this information to evaluate options that meet the community’s needs, are financially responsible, and move the district forward.
The anonymous survey was open from September 21 to October 11. Each adult in our community is invited to participate. Postcards have also been sent to all Howard and Suamico residents.
The estimated time to complete the survey is 15 minutes. Paper copies are available at the Howard-Suamico School District Office and every school office. Completed paper surveys may be returned to any school office or to the District Office: 2706 Lineville Road, Green Bay, WI, 54313. They may be returned Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or mailed to the District Office.
If you have questions or would like to request a paper copy of the survey, please contact HSSD Director of Communications Brian Nicol at 920-662-7825 or email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your participation.
Howard-Suamico School District Board of Education
Teresa M. Ford, President
Garry Sievert, Vice-president
Jeff Eilers, Clerk
Scott Jandrin, Treasurer/Deputy Clerk
Christina Amtmann, Director
Vanessa Moran, Director
Jason Potts, Director
The Board of Education received a referendum planning survey report at its Monday, October 12 meeting. The survey received 1,595 responses, which is a record number for a referendum-related survey in HSSD.
Regarding the question, "How likely are you to support an operational referendum to renew the expiring referendum?" 71% of respondents indicated probably or definitely
Regarding the statement, "I would support updates to air handling, air quality, and air conditioning systems so that learning environments at all schools are similar." 80% of respondents indicated they agree or strongly agree.
Regarding the statement, "I would vote 'yes' on a referendum question resulting in no tax rate increase to a to address the district's most urgent facilities issues." 82% of respondents indicated they agree or strongly agree.