During the Board of Education meeting, Jason Lembke, architect with the DLR Group, shared that the online survey distributed after the October 19 Special Board meeting continues to receive responses on a daily basis. The survey will remain open for community input until Nov. 1. A professional phone polling company has also begun contacting residents to collect additional feedback.
The Core Team which consists of parents, staff, community members, administration and the DLR Group will reconvene to analyze the data, focus on priorities provided by the School Board and refine concepts based on community ideas and input. A second community meeting will be held on a date to be determined in order to present hybrid concepts to residents. A final recommendation will be made to the Board of Education in December. The Board will make a decision in January 2017 regarding a comprehensive plan to address the growth needs for Hawthorn. If the Board decides to place a referendum question on the ballot regarding this facilities plan, a vote would occur on April 4, 2017.