Gillett School Board to discuss survey results

Long-range plans on Thursday agenda

Times Herald Staff

Residents responding to a recent survey recommended the Gillett School Board hold a referendum to address district funding needs. This slide from the PowerPoint presentation breaks down the responses. (Illustration by School Perceptions)

Members of the Gillett School Board plan to further discuss recent survey results and a future plan based on survey information when they hold their regular June meeting Thursday evening.

The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the library of the Gillett Secondary School, 208 W. Main St.

The survey was sent out in April to the entire school district, and 396 people responded, or about 21 percent — considered a good response. Among major conclusions, a majority of respondents said they do not want to see cuts to programs and services in the district and agreed about the importance of educating the community on the need for an operating referendum and how the funds would be used.

The results showed 55 percent of survey respondents said the district should consider another operating referendum to maintain programs and services, 17 percent recommended further cuts to balance the budget, and 28 percent said they were not sure or would need more information before making a suggestion.

The survey information will be used as the board works to determine programs, operations and an overall direction for the future of the school district.

The full community survey can be viewed on the Gillett School District website at For information, email