Building Projects: A Closer Look at Key Questions
When is voting taking place?
Voting will be held on February 13 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where is the voting location?
The voting location is Pine City High School, District Boardroom. Enter Door 1 and turn to the left. Signage will be posted.
What should I bring with me to vote?
Please bring photo identification with you when you come to vote.
What is Curbside Voting?
Curbside voting is available throughout the duration of the voting period. There will be designated parking for Curbside Voting at Pine City High School. A spotter will be present to identify those who choose Curbside Voting, please honk to gain their attention, and an election official will come to your vehicle with all necessary voting materials.
Are there accommodations for individuals with disabilities?
Yes, handicap parking spots are available at Pine City High School for voters who require them and are not using the Curbside Voting option.
If you have any further questions or need assistance, please contact your local election authorities.
On Monday, October 16 the results of the Community Survey were shared by School Perceptions. The goal of the survey was to understand the perspectives of our residents, parents, and staff.
The community's support for our district's plan to secure a loan through a bond referendum for school improvements is evident in the survey results. An overwhelming 94% of respondents expressed their support, with only 1% opposed and 5% unsure about the initiative.
Many major building systems have exceeded their service life at the elementary school and high school, and both buildings need safety and security enhancements. The 1962 portion of the elementary school needs a significant update due to foundation issues. The high school Alternative Learning Center needs a new location due to the lease expiring.
With the cost of these improvements being significant, we understand that the community's input is crucial. As per the survey data, we now have a clearer picture of the community's willingness to support these initiatives:
56% of respondents are willing to support the $36.6 million bond referendum, which covers the base plan projects.
43% of respondents would be willing to support a $43 million bond referendum.
The survey results suggest that the $62.1 million bond referendum may not currently have sufficient community support.
We believe in making data-driven decisions, and the community’s input has played a crucial role in shaping the future of Pine City's educational institutions. We are actively considering various projects and options to enhance our schools, taking into account the valuable feedback the community has provided.
Through the survey, our goal was to engage the community in the decision-making process, and the participation has brought us one step closer to ensuring a better and brighter future for our students. Thank you for your support and active involvement in shaping the direction of Pine City's schools.
At the October 16 Board Meeting the survey results were presented. A copy of the presentation and a link to the PDF report are shown below.