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Community Referendum Planning Committee
November 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM

1. Welcome

2. Introduction

  • Community
  • Staff
  • School Board

3. Review of McKinstry Facilities Study

4. District Financial Status

5. Potential Referendum Timeline

6. Community Planning and Ideas Sharing

Questions:

  1. What are the District's current characteristics or strengths that are important to maintain through the community facilities planning process?
    • Well-maintained facilities
    • Community support of schools
    • Fiscally sound, anticipated/responded to budget changes
    • Good school system/district (low discipline problems, good instruction, kids like school/staff)
    • Student comfort
    • Instill community support for athletics
    • Heat, AC, Roof that doesn't leak (sound facilities)
    • GROW TECH with INDUSTRY
    • Small School Feel: Student-Teacher Ratio 1:20?
    • Modern Looking Building
    • All on one site
    • Good maintenance
    • Staffing
    • Test scores above average
    • Volleyball program
    • Successful graduates
    • Open for Pool/Fitness
  2. What are the areas of the School District'sfacilities that need consideration for improvement or changes?
    • Follow McKinstry recommendations
    • Fix roof & windows
    • HVAC
    • Security improvements
      • How much is need vs. want?
    • Restrooms
    • Storage
    • HS & Elementary vestibule
    • Technology
    • Learning environment/Classrooms
    • Athletic facilities more accessible to the public
    • Services/Tech. Ed. to encourage trades
    • Building Controls/HVAC
    • Is there a need for more classrooms?
    • Do not build "on the cheap"
    • Bathrooms (100% support)
    • Storage space
    • Drinking fountains
    • Concerns: 1-roof; 2-doors, windows/security; 3-bathrooms; 4-air/venting
  3. What are the additional facilities changes, upgrades, or space that the District should consider during the community facilities planning process?
    • Restrooms-need more, +ADA accessible/compliant
    • Athletic facility and weight room improvements needed
    • Press Box upgrade
    • Electrical Upgrade
    • Conference Room/Meeting Space
    • Performing Arts Center
    • Tech Ed CNC Machining Co-op with industry
    • Technology
    • Logical Security (Computers)
    • Auditorium
    • Find something to make Waterloo a draw from other communities-help school=increase population=better fund balance
    • Weight room/fitness center
    • Improve student pick up/drop off
  4. Other
    • ADA vs. fines requirements?
    • Behavioral health training for guidance counselor and other ED?LD?

7. Upcoming meetings

  • December 13, 2017 at 6:30 (Survey prep, Construction Management Team)
  • January 10, 2018 at 6:30 (First draft of the committee's recommendations to Board)
  • Future meetings TBD

Community Referendum Planning Committee
December 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM

1. Welcome

2. Introductions

  • Community
  • Staff
  • School Board
  • Kramer Brothers Construction

3. Review of findings from November meeting

  • Errors and Correction
    • Tier III District
    • Fall Referendum Date
  • Lighting Project has been approved
  • Community input

4. Architect Consideration (January Board Meeting)

  • PRA
  • FEH
  • Insight Consulting
  • Dimension 4

5. Waterloo City Tax Incremental Districts

6. Waterloo School District Student Numbers

7. Community Planning and Ideas Sharing

Questions:

  1. What are the questions we would like to include on a survey to the community about a referendum?
    • How often do you come to attend events and utilize the school facilities?
    • How much are you willing to Pay? How much of a tax increase are you or your family willing to pay?
    • What do our children deserve with their education and our community deserve with their school facilities?
    • What are your top 5 priorities?
    • Tax level toleration-maximum amount or what percentage or a specific number?
    • What parts of the schools do they use?
    • Is there something you'd like to see added?
    • What facilities do you utilize?
    • Benefit to community?
    • Benefit to Students?
    • Financial impact?
    • What impression do you get from our facility?
  2. Who are the groups and organizations that District Leaders need to make specific arrangements to share referendum information with?
    • Everyone:
      • Church Groups
      • Senior Citizens
      • Little Bears
      • Veterans Organizations: VFW, American Legion
      • Business Lenders
      • Parks Department
      • City Council
      • Chamber of Commerce
      • WYSO
      • Pamphlet to explain/share information w/all of public.
    • Parent groups for private schools
    • Chamber of Commerce
    • PTO-Booster Clubs - WYSO
    • Library bulletin boards-including contacts
    • WYSO
    • Park/Rec
    • City Officials
    • Churches
    • Trek
    • Girl Scouts
    • Boy Scouts
    • 4-H Clubs
    • Chamber of Commerce
    • Booster Clubs
    • Lions, Masons
    • Historical
    • Alumni
    • VFW, Legion
  3. What are the items you would like the District Leaders to gather information about to share at our next meeting?
    • Impact on taxes-depending on size of referendum
    • Prioritized listing of needs/wants
    • High School Athletic uses during seasons?
    • Accessibility for student use?
    • Gym class sizes
    • How Facilities are used for the Community?
    • Value of survey?
    • What will these improvements bring in?
    • Forecasted economic impact on the city-
    • More specifics on Big ticket items
    • Numbers
    • Dollar Amount
  1. Other items to consider for the referendum?
    • Other athletic facilities?
    • Would you consider a separate building for fieldhouse/athletics?
    • Auditorium?
    • 1? Or multiple?'s

8. Upcoming meetings

  • January 10, 2018 at 6:30 with building tour at 5:30
    • Committee's recommendations to Board
    • Financial Advisor (Tax impact)
    • Survey
    • Future Meetings (TBD)

Community Referendum Planning Committee
January 10, 2018 at 6:30 PM

1. Welcome

2. Introductions

  • Community
  • Staff
  • School Board
  • Kramer Brothers Construction
  • Carol Wirth (Wisconsin Public Finance)
  • FEH Architects

3. Review

  • Facilities Study
  • Energy Projects
  • Community Feedback

4. Review of December meeting data

5. Survey Update

6. Wisconsin Public Finance

7. FEH Conceptual Design Planning

8. Recurring Operating Funds

9 Recommendations to the Board

10. Volunteer Committee