Fowler Public Schools Facilities Survey 2018
The Fowler Public Schools Board of Education is seeking input from the community as we develop a plan for our school buildings and facilities into the future. The superintendent's Eagle Flyer articles over the last couple months have reviewed the progress made in our 2013 project, the current status of the millage rate levied for facilities compared to other local districts and communities, and the options available to us moving forward. Those articles provide important background information related to this survey, and are available on the front page of our website at www.fowlerschools.net. This survey is just one of several steps that the Board will take to gather input and develop a long term plan for providing quality facilities for our students and community. Additional surveys, community forums, and a community planning group will all be part of this process. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey and provide this valuable input. Please encourage others in your family, neighborhood and circle of friends to do so as well. Hard copies are available at all the school offices for those who are unable to take it online.
1. Which of the following describes you?
Check all that apply.
Existing Facility Improvements
Our most recent facilities project in 2013 made several substantial improvements to our current facilities including parking lot and drive repaving, heating unit replacement at the high school and elementary wing, new windows, track repair and resurfacing, air conditioning in computer labs, libraries and offices, structural repairs to footings at the high school, student locker replacement, technology infrastructure upgrades, gym bleacher replacement, office renovations, asbestos abatement, and flooring and paint upgrades in hallways and classrooms. We have also made significant security upgrades funded through grant and energy efficiency programs. The following section seeks input on your priorities for preserving the instructional environment of our current buildings.
2. Improvements to our existing facilities should include remaining HEATING SYSTEM UPDATES AND EFFICIENCIES.
Disagree
Agree
3. Improvements to our existing facilities should include AIR CONDITIONING IN CLASSROOMS.
Disagree
Agree
4. Improvements to our existing facilities should include CLASSROOM CABINET AND WHITEBOARD REMODELING.
Disagree
Agree
5. Improvements to our existing facilities should include INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES.
Disagree
Agree
6. Improvements to our existing facilities should include LOCKER ROOM & RESTROOM RENOVATION.
Disagree
Agree
7. Improvements to our existing facilities should include KITCHEN AND CAFETERIA RENOVATION.
Disagree
Agree
8. Improvements to our existing facilities should include INDUSTRIAL ARTS RENOVATIONS at the high school.
Disagree
Agree
9. Improvements to our existing facilities should include LIBRARY RENOVATION at both schools.
Disagree
Agree
10. Improvements to our existing facilities should include needed ROOF REPLACEMENT at both schools.
Disagree
Agree
Possible Facility Additions
Another priority for our Board is to provide the facilities necessary to make our schools and and community a Community of Choice. While we are better positioned than most districts to manage the ongoing budget challenges, our long term ability to provide quality programs for our students is dependent on the Fowler community being a place where current and future families want to live and raise their children. We need to be both a school system and community that retains and attracts families by providing the services and opportunities that meet or exceed those they might find in similar communities. Any new facilities would likely require an increase in our current millage (property tax) rate. This extensive list provides a full spectrum of facilities and opportunities so we can accurately determine community interest. The following section seeks input on the degree to which you would support the construction of new facilities in which to provide additional programs and opportunities to our students and community.
11. Facility additions I believe would better serve our students and make Fowler a Community of Choice for current and future families are:
Check all that apply.
12. I would support a millage rate increase for building additions that would include a COMPETITION GYM AT THE HIGH SCHOOL.
Disagree
Agree
13. I would support a millage rate increase for building additions that would include a SCHOOL/COMMUNITY FITNESS CENTER.
Disagree
Agree
14. I would support a millage rate increase for building additions that would include a SCHOOL/COMMUNITY INDOOR WALKING/JOGGING TRACK.
Disagree
Agree
15. I would support a millage rate increase for facility additions that would include a SCHOOL/COMMUNITY AUDITORIUM.
Disagree
Agree
16. I would support a millage rate increase for facility additions that would include additional YOUTH SPORTS FIELDS.
Disagree
Agree
17. I would support a millage rate increase for facility additions that would include OUTDOOR WALKING/JOGGING PATHS.
Disagree
Agree
18. I would support a millage rate increase for facility additions that would include a SCHOOL/COMMUNITY POOL.
Disagree
Agree
19. I would support a millage rate increase for facility additions that would include an ARTIFICIAL SURFACE ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD.
Disagree
Agree
20. I would support a millage rate increase for facility additions that would include EVENT PARKING AREA EXPANSION.
Disagree
Agree
21. I would support a millage rate increase for building additions that would include additional STORAGE SPACE ADDITIONS at Waldron School.
Disagree
Agree
22. I would support a millage rate increase for building additions that would include additional BUS GARAGE REPLACEMENT OR RENOVATION.
Disagree
Agree
23. I would support a millage rate increase for building additions that would include SIDEWALK ADDITIONS AT OUR ATHLETIC FIELDS.
Disagree
Agree
24. I would support a millage rate increase for building additions that would include TEAM DRESSING ROOMS AT OUTDOOR ATHLETIC FACILITY.
Disagree
Agree
Millage Rates
Our current millage rate is 3.56 mills. Unless the community votes for a new sinking fund or construction bond, that rate will fall next year to 3.0 mills, and will then decline gradually. Each mill levied increases property taxes by $100 per year on every $100,000 of taxable value. The owner of a $100,000 home currently pays $178 per year at the current 3.56 mills (Property value of $100,000/2 = $50,000 taxable value. $50,000 x .00356 = $178) For tax estimating purposes, a property owner will pay $50 per year for every mill levied or increased on each $100,000 of property owned. In a similar example, the owner of a $100,000 home would pay an additional $200 per year for a 4 mill increase (Property value of $100,000/2 = $50,000 taxable value. $50,000 x .005 = $200) The following section seeks input on the millage rate you would be willing to support for facility preservation or expansion.
25. The general plan I would most support for our school facilities is:
26. The millage rate I would support for maintenance and preservation of our CURRENT FACILITIES is:
27. The millage rate I would support for ADDITIONAL FACILITIES is:
28. I would absolutely NOT support a millage rate increase if it includes:
Check all that apply.
29. I would absolutely ONLY support a millage rate increase if it includes:
Check all that apply.
General Comments
The Board is initiating a facilities study and will continue conversations about possible facility improvements with district stakeholders. No decisions have been made, and your input, ideas, and suggestions are critical at this point in helping the board determine long term plans for our facilities. Please watch the Eagle Flyer and our website for additional information, surveys, and the schedule for community forums. Thanks again for taking the time to complete this survey!
30. Please share any additional thoughts, opinions, or ideas related to possible facilities improvements in the Fowler Public Schools.
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