Facilities Planning: Community surveys due Nov. 6

Posted October 9, 2017
Updated October 16, 2017
Updated October 20, 2017

Plymouth School District residents are asked to complete a community survey by Nov. 6, so that their feedback can be included as the district considers updates to school facilities.

The survey originally had a deadline of Oct. 30, but School Perceptions has informed the district that printing issues delayed distribution of the surveys, which are expected to be arriving in mailboxes soon. The district has extended the deadline to Monday, Nov. 6, so that it can receive as much community feedback as possible.

School Perceptions, an independent Wisconsin firm with expertise in school district surveys, is conducting the survey. All survey data is returned to School Perceptions, and all information will remain anonymous.

Every household in the district should receive a paper survey, which can be completed and returned in the accompanying envelope; the mailing also includes instructions for completing the survey online. If you haven't received a survey by Tuesday, Oct. 31, please contact the district office at 892-2661.

The existing school facilities have served the community well for generations, and that it has done an excellent job of maintaining them with its given resources. Looking toward the future, the district wants to be sure it has what it needs to continue helping all students become their best through successful learning experiences.

With that in mind, the district spent much of the 2016-17 school year developing a list of facility needs. The district worked with its architect to explore options for top priorities and hired a construction manager to help with design specifications and cost estimates.

The district then held several focus groups to get feedback, and now is asking all community members to share their thoughts via the survey.

The survey seeks guidance in three key areas identified for improvement:

  • Expanded learning opportunities for high school students
    • Remodeled Science Facilities, which are original to the building, with modernized labs to provide a strong foundation in support of the Science & Technology Center and the Food Science & Agriculture Center.
    • Enhanced Culinary Arts Kitchens to keep up with increased demand for these classes.
    • New Health Careers Curriculum, including the addition of pre-nursing and medical terminology classes, in response to expected shortages in health-care fields.
  • Better access to education, wellness and recreation for our students and community
    • Updated Physical Education Facilities, with more space for year-round, indoor activities to provide more variety for students and more opportunities for community use.
    • Improved Food Service Facilities with modern kitchen equipment and updated cafeterias.
  • Improved safety and security
    • More secure, convenient visitor access to School, District and Community Ed & Rec offices.
    • Safer traffic patterns for school buses and passenger vehicles.

Learn more:
• Visit the District Facilities Planning webpage.
• Learn about plans to enhance the PHS science curriculum.
• Learn about plans to enhance the PHS health careers curriculum.
• Learn about plans to enhance the district physical education curriculum.
• Learn about plans to enhance the Food Service facilities.