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CKSD board seeks out ‘no’ voters

The Central Kitsap School District is conducting a survey to find out why people voted for or against the new school construction bond proposal, before voters in September.

The five-question online survey is posted on the district’s Web site at www.cksd.wednet.edu/information/new_keycom.htm.

So far about 200 e-mails were sent out to community leaders, said Jeanie Schulze, CKSD spokeswoman.

“We are hopeful that a snapshot of the results will be presented at (today’s) board meeting,” she said.

Survey submissions are due today.

It asks what aspects of the bond proposal were liked, what concerns people have about the proposal, why people chose to support and not support the plan and what advice would you give the board as it considers offering another proposal.

As part of the first phase of the long-range facilities improvement plan, the school board proposed a $60 million school construction bond in September to replace four aging schools.

It would have:

l Replaced Jackson Park Elementary on the same site behind the current building. The current building would have been torn down to provide parking and play grounds.

l Replaced Seabeck Elementary either on the same site, keeping the gym built in 1990, or replaced it on a new site. The cost of the new site was not included in the bond. The land purchase would have come from federal heavy impact funds.

l Replaced Central Kitsap Junior High on the same site keeping and modernized the gym built in 1976.

l Built a new Fairview Junior High on a site closer to Olympic High School. The property would have been purchased with heavy impact aid. The current Fairview Junior High would have been retrofitted using federal funds to serve a variety of smaller programs including alternative programs and special education and career/technical support services. The athletic fields and track would have been retained for student and community use.

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