Superintendent Patti Vickman says the Southern Door School District seems to have found the "winning format" when it comes to keeping communication lines open among the school, community and parents in the district.
Tuesday's "Parents and Grandparents as Partners" education summit was the third summit the district has hosted since last June. Vickman used the time she had with more than 150 residents to explain why the referendum is necessary and to survey the participants about the district's future plans.
Results from one of the surveys indicated 72% of the respondents feel that keeping technology up to date is the most important focus. The district is keeping pace with that in its three year technology plan and Vickman says they have advanced into year two in many facets of the plan.
Vickman says the district also plans to have a redesigned website live by the end of June and has asked parents to provide input regarding what information they believe is important to include on the new site.
In April, Southern Door will ask the district residents permission to exceed its caps by $700,000 for the next school year, $1.07 million for 2014-15 and $1.31 million for 2015-16 in order to maintain the education and services it currently provides.