Board to discuss school survey

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WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla School Board has scheduled a public work session Tuesday to review and discuss results from recent district surveys regarding facility improvement needs at Walla Walla High School.

The session, which also will include discussion of the 2013-2014 district budget, will begin at 3 p.m. at the district office, 364 S. Park St.

Survey results will be posted on the district’s website, www.wwps.org, on Wednesday.

The district partnered with Washington State University Social and Economic Sciences Research Center to conduct a telephone survey to determine opinions about facility improvement priorities for Wa-Hi.

WSU representatives made calls in June and connected with 308 community members as part of the scientific survey process.

The district also conducted an online survey in June to get further input. These results also will be discussed and posted on the district’s website.

Officials plan to use the survey data to help determine the next steps for future Wa-Hi improvement plans.

The Union-Bulletin conducted its own survey, which closed at the end of Friday, and will publish results in the newspaper and online when they are fully compiled and analyzed.

Last February’s bond proposal to modernize Wa-Hi failed. It garnered a 53.3 percent yes vote, but required a 60 percent supermajority for approval.

The bond proposal was for $48 million. The total project cost was $69.6 million.

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