Pool Community Involvement & Timeline

As a result of this report the district conducted listening sessions and subsequently partnered with School Perceptions in the fall of 2019 to gather citizen input on the future of the facility.  Over 1700 surveys were sent out, and 30% of them were returned.  Some of the highlights of the survey feedback include:

  • 66% of respondents felt it was either Extremely Important or Important for the district to continue to operate a swimming pool

  • 54% of district respondents supported adding a dedicated entrance with community locker rooms

  • Only 24% of respondents wanted to see the pool closed and repurposed.

  • 67% of respondents supported spending an estimated $1.3 million to repair the pool and upgrade the locker rooms

  • 61% of respondents supported an additional referendum of $100,000 a year to operate the pool

  • A majority of respondents said they would support a .50 cent mill rate increase for a pool

  • 97.5% satisfaction rating of the School District

How did we get here?

  • November 28, 2018: Public meeting with Delta 3 representative

  • December 10, 2018: Approved a contract with School Perceptions

  • June 3, 2019: School Perceptions board presentation

  • June 27, 2019: School Board listening session in the Auditorium

  • October 9, 2019: School Perceptions Survey Results Community Presentation

  • October 14, 2019: School Board meeting, further discuss survey results

  • November 11, 2019: Approved CESA 10 to work through RFP for design of the pool

  • December 9, 2019: Physical Education teacher presentation

  • December 18, 2019: Community meeting led by CESA 10 consultants

  • March 30, 2020: School Board awarded bid to ISG to design the pool

  • April-July, 2020: Development of designs to meet the feedback that the district should continue to operate a pool, update locker rooms, and offer a community entrance with a separate locker room

  • April 6, 2021: Referendum