Feb 22, 2021 6:15 PM

USD 489 school board to consider conducting phone survey on bond

Posted Feb 22, 2021 6:15 PM

By CRISTINA JANNEY
Hays Post

The Hays USD 489 school board will consider launching a phone survey at its next board meeting.

The survey services are being offered by DLR, the school district's architect on its last bond issue.

The perception survey would connect with 300 stakeholders in the community. It is designed to give the board and administration feedback on the pulse of stakeholders, in regards to how they feel the district is doing in several areas of district operations, according to the board's packet.

The proposed survey would ask questions about such topics as facilities, quality of education, the school board, the district's fiscal responsibility and student safety.

Financing for the Roosevelt HVAC

The district will also discuss a lease purchase agreement for the Roosevelt HVAC project. The board approved the project at its Feb. 8 meeting. Work is set to begin in March.

The total cost of the project with debt service will be $2.4 million, which will be paid over 10 years at $240,000 per year.

Soccer field

The board will hear a presentation from Silas Hibbs, HHS soccer coach, on a proposed donation of installation of two new soccer fields with irrigation directly east of the current HHS soccer field.

The new field would be used for practice and keeping the game field from overuse during the season. In addition, there will also be a donation of pine trees and soccer backstops for current game field.

In other business, the district will consider the 2021-22 school calendar, and two-year administrator and district administrator contracts.