Cochrane-Fountain City School District residents asked to grade the school's performance and measure public interest in doing a series of facility improvement projects.
All of the projects would cost an estimated 11-point-6 million dollars, deal with proposals having to do with school security, facility and classroom upgrades as well as infrastructure and facility repairs.
The school board recently signed off on an 8-page survey that will go out to mailing addresses throughout the district.
The school board says it will gauge results of the survey in making decisions about moving forward with a referendum to voters in November. A referendum for less money, possibly $7 million, also is an option on the survey.
District managers say the district's tax levy for referendum debit would stay the same as it is right now if the district was authorized by voters to borrow the full amount of money suggested.
A bond issue authorized 20 years ago will be all but paid off by mid-2018, and plans to finance projects with money borrowed from local banks in the district would provide more flexibility than issuing bonds.
A school board assessment of facilities showed need to repair and replace plumbing systems, water mains, classroom sinks, water heating equipment and remodel of restrooms to update fixtures and comply with disability access laws.
Heating and ventilation components need to be replaced or repaired, and windows, doors, flooring and ceiling tiles need replacing in many areas......