You spoke, we listened.
In a 2019 community opinion survey, 73 percent of Watertown-Mayer residents agreed that ongoing investments in the schools are needed.
In addition to the community survey, conducted this spring, the school district has sought to include community voices throughout the process to determine options for solutions to district challenges. A Finance Committee and a Facilities Committee, made up of several school board members and key staff, served as steering committees for the overall process. That process culminated in two community workshops in April, one held in Mayer, one in Watertown, that presented information and sought input from residents who attended. Small group conversations were facilitated by district staff. A report from the process was reviewed by the school board.
For facilities planning, a comprehensive facilities evaluation was conducted by an architectural consultant. The evaluation included feedback from district staff to help determine facilities needs.
The survey, community workshops, facilities evaluation and committee work all helped to inform the school board's final decision to pursue a referendum in Nov. 2019.
Read more at the district's Funding and Facility Planning web page.