POCATELLO — A local school district has issued a survey to collect public responses, hoping to understand the reasons behind the public’s rejection of a recent bond proposal.
The Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 put out the survey on November 17 and will accept submissions until November 26.
“The goal is just to continue to give the public ways that they can provide input to the board to inform their decision-making,” said Courtney Fisher, Director of Communications for the district.
The district proposed a $45 million, 15-year bond that would have restored Highland High School to a functioning school and made improvements to Highland and Century High School.
The survey doesn’t make any mention of whether or not people would support the bond if it was proposed again. Its aim is to find out if people voted, if they were in favor or against and some of the reasons for their decision.
“We’re not trying to necessarily pinpoint how people voted,” Fisher said. What they’re really looking for is people’s reasons for voting how they did.
The district asks that registered voters fill out the survey and provide more input for the school board. Once the survey is closed, the results will be presented before the Board of Trustees at their meeting on November 28.
For those who want to fill out the voluntary, anonymous survey, click here.