Wright City-area residents will have an opportunity to voice their opinions about the future of the Wright City R-II School District. The R-II school board voted during its monthly meeting on …
Wright City-area residents will have an opportunity to voice their opinions about the future of the Wright City R-II School District. The R-II school board voted during its monthly meeting on May 21 to move forward with a survey to solicit community feedback concerning the construction of a new high school campus.
“We are seeking patron feedback on a potential no-tax-increase issue that could be in front of our voters in April of 2022,” said R-II Superintendent Dr. Chris Berger. “We want the community to be as involved as possible in making decisions.”
Board members had heard from representatives from the surveying company ExcellenceK12 at an earlier meeting. Berger said he previously worked in collaboration with the company while an administrator in the Waynesville School District.
“They have market share in Kansas City and St. Louis, so they’ve provided services for hundreds of school districts,” said Berger. “They will take a statistically significant sample from our community and get some potential feedback on elements of the no-tax-increase issue.”
The survey will center around plans to move the high school campus to a building site just south of town along Highway F, which was purchased by the district over a decade ago. ExcellenceK12 will conduct 300 phone calls to patrons in the district to gain their feedback on a variety of topics related to the initiative.
“We anticipate the survey will take place in October, with results to be presented to the board in November,” said Berger.
Among the inquiries on the survey will be questions related to how the community would like to see the current high school campus used, once it no longer houses the high school students.
“We are seeking input on what the repurposed site would look like if we were to vacate the current high school,” said Berger. “We’ll be working over the next several months to come up with four to eight options for the community to consider.”
The survey is expected to cost the district around $17,900.
Berger said the board will discuss further details about the new high school project at its next meeting on June 24.
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