Join Us for a Community Meeting
South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo) is beginning to develop a new 5-year facility plan. We invite you to take part in our community meetings to learn about the planning process and to share feedback and ideas that will guide our new plan.
Cottage Grove Middle School
Tuesday, March 21 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Review results from the Community Survey and Demographic Study. Staff will share how the facility planning process will work. There will be an opportunity to share feedback and ideas for what you would prioritize in a new plan.
Oltman Middle School
Tuesday, April 25 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Share a preliminary 5-year facility plan and gather community feedback.
East Ridge High School
Tuesday, May 23 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Review the final 5-year facility plan and gather community feedback.
South Washington County Schools gathered feedback through eight community listening sessions and multiple staff and school sessions following the unsuccessful bond election in August 2022.
These sessions were opportunities to listen and document feedback. The information gathered will help guide the development of a community phone survey, which in-turn, will guide the next facility planning process.
External facilitators guided the discussions around four main questions:
- What did you like most about the original long-range facility plan?
- What were your greatest concerns about the original long-range facility plan?
- What suggestions do you have to address student growth and facility needs?
- What do you believe are the most important issues facing SoWashCo Schools?
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South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) is gathering feedback from staff, students, families and community members following the unsuccessful bond election in August 2022.
Voters in the South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) district did not approve the $462.6 million bond request.
Over the next 10 years, more than 3,500 potential new K-12 students are expected to move into the district. Current projections show that 15 schools will be over capacity and we will have a deficit of nearly 2,500 K-12 seats for students by 2031 if we do nothing. To help, SoWashCo Schools will ask voters to consider approval of a $462.6 million bond on Aug. 9, 2022.