SOMERSET – On Monday May 17 the Somerset School Board approved a survey to gauge interest in potentially holding a referendum in the fall. The vote was passed unanimously.
The Board tabled the motion to discuss what would be included in the referendum should they receive enough support from the survey.
The district plans to draft survey questions and then present them to the school board. School Board members will have input on what questions will be asked for the survey. After the questions are finalized the district will physically mail out the survey to households.
The Board did not set a deadline to accomplish the survey questions. The Board voted to have the questions presented at the next meeting once price points for the projects could be calculated.
The survey questions will be based on referendum projects that did not pass in 2019. Those projects included maintaining the elementary school playground, a new public address system for the high school gymnasium, and improving the electronic entry signs. Discussion about replacing the HVAC systems in the schools occurred but does not plan to be included on the initial survey draft.
The Board said their next steps involved informing the public about the survey. They plan to mail notices out within the next few weeks.