School District of Wild Rose Facilities Planning

Community Survey Results

On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, Bill Foster, President and CEO of School Perceptions, provided a presentation of the Community Survey results to the School Board. We appreciate everyone who took the time to complete the survey - Thank You! 

What’s next? The School Board is evaluating the survey results and will take action on a potential April 5, 2022 referendum in December. 

Community Survey:

The District and School Board need our community’s input on long-range facilities planning. If you live within the district boundaries, a survey will be mailed to your home this September. We encourage everyone to complete the survey by October 11, 2021!

Why is the District conducting a survey?

In Wild Rose, our focus will always be on helping students succeed in an ever-changing world. As we look to the future, we know there are challenges ahead, including the need to update our facilities. Last year, the School Board began this process by hiring an outside firm to conduct a comprehensive review of our buildings and grounds.

While our schools are well-maintained and have served us well, the facilities study identified areas for educational improvements and maintenance upgrades in the following areas:

  • Improved Safety, Security, and Accessibility

Ensuring safe, healthy, and accessible facilities is a top priority. While our buildings are secure, there are important improvements that could be made to better monitor and control visitor access. 

  • Aging Infrastructure

The District has worked hard to maintain our buildings within our annual operating budget. However, some major building systems including heating/ventilation, electrical, and plumbing are at or have exceeded their useful life, resulting in inefficiencies and potential costly repairs. Portions of the roofs and windows are old, inefficient, and need replacing. 

  •  Outdated Educational Spaces

Many of our classrooms, labs, and tech ed spaces have not been updated since the 1990s. Some classrooms are small and lack the flexible learning environments needed for large-group instruction, small-group collaboration, and project-based, hands-on learning. 

What is the purpose of the survey?

The purpose of the Community Survey is to gather everyone’s input on a potential plan to improve our educational spaces for today’s learners and for the next generation. The survey will help the District and School Board decide which projects should be funded in the near future.

To collect feedback, we are working with School Perceptions, an independent, Wisconsin-based firm with expertise in conducting school district community surveys. All survey data is returned to School Perceptions and all responses are confidential.

When will survey results be available?

Survey results will be presented at the School Board meeting on October 28, 2021, and will also be available on the District website.

How do I take the survey?

Two ways: you can take the survey online or return it by mail.

Online:

1.     Go to the survey website: http://www.Feedback2000.com  

2.     Enter the Survey Access Number printed on the survey

Paper:

If you do not have Internet access, please return the survey to any school office or mail to:

School Perceptions

P.O. Box 607

Slinger, WI 53086

Additional Surveys: The Survey Access Number can be used only once. To obtain additional surveys for other adults in your household, please call the District Office at 920-622-4201 or email hayesc@wildroseschools.org.

Please complete the survey before October 11, 2021. 

Survey results will be presented at a School Board meeting on October 28, 2021, and will also be available on the District website.

Thank you, Wildcat Nation, for your time and willingness to share feedback on our Community Survey!

Facilities Planning Information 

Our mission in the School District of Wild Rose is to work in partnership with our students, parents, and the community to prepare our students to be successful in an ever-changing world. We could not be successful in our mission without the ongoing support of our community - thank you!

As a District, we are always looking for ways to improve our students’ educational experience and form stronger partnerships with our families and staff. To help us accomplish this goal, we are in the process of long-range facilities planning. The goal is to identify potential needs and to understand what the community’s priorities are for facilities improvements.

View the School District of Wild Rose May 5 Community Presentation

Thank you to the community members who attended the facilities information meeting!  We appreciate your participation and input. 

Background

Last fall, the School Board hired Bray Architects to conduct a facilities study. A facilities study is a comprehensive review of our buildings and grounds, school infrastructure, and learning environments. This information helped the School Board and administration understand the current state of our buildings. Why now?

  • Some aging building systems need updating

  • No major educational improvement projects since 1997

  • Improve safety and security

  • Improve educational spaces to reflect a collaborative and flexible environment

  • Proactively planning to upgrade the “bones” of the buildings (infrastructure)

  • Provide more hands-on / CTE skills for our MS/HS students

  • As good stewards of taxpayer resources, we recognize the financial window of opportunity

Staff Input

All staff were invited to participate in a survey and a future listening session. Their feedback has been incorporated into the facilities planning. As we move through the process, there will be more opportunities for staff input along the way. 

Community Input

Our promise to the community is to be open and transparent about the facilities planning process. We will share regular facilities planning updates in our monthly school newsletters and on this website to keep citizens and families informed. 

A community-wide facilities survey will be mailed to all households in our district at the beginning of the next school year to ask for feedback on potential facilities solutions. With this feedback, the School Board and the District will develop a plan that reflects the priorities of our community. 

Master Planning Process

Community Meeting 5-5-2021

WILDCAT NATION!