Durango School District 9-R is examining its current budget for facilities upgrades, projects and maintenance; safety and security measures; and new facilities.  Please take 10 minutes to complete the following survey on the district's long-range plans.  Your feedback will help inform district staff, the district's Long Range Planning Committee, and the Board of Education on this topic.

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* 1. Please rate the following statements

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
The district should support safe buildings, productive learning environments and secure campuses
The district should develop new buildings and alternative sites to meet the growing needs of the district
The district should consider selling some of its property such as the 12th Street administrative building to handle aging properties in a financially responsible manner
The district should build appropriate facilities and buildings to support vocational, career-oriented and technical programs (i.e., welding, culinary, automotive tech., etc)
The district should renovate existing buildings as part of any long-range facilities effort

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* 2. With 1 being the highest priority, please rank the following long range planning topics in order of highest to lowest priority

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* 3. A recent state review process indicated that Durango School District 9-R should be spending about $6 million each year to maintain and upkeep our facilities.  Presently, we spend about $1 million.  Given this information:

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* 4. Would you support a continuation of the 2004 Durango 9-R bond measure if taxes did not increase and the money was used to support capital and maintenance needs; safety and security items and new facilities?  This would mean no tax increase for residential property and/or commercial business owners.  This could generate between a total of $70-75 million dollars for the district.

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* 5. If a November 2019 ballot question included a voter-approved spending increase for Durango 9-R schools, at what level would you continue to support a November 2019 ballot question if it include a tax increase?  This would generate approximately an additional $40 million dollars for the district.

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* 6. When would be an appropriate year for Durango 9-R to ask voters for a continuation of the 2004 bond question.  This would mean no tax increase.

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* 7. If the voters approved a reauthorization of the 2004 bond referendum, how likely you would you be to support using those dollars for the following projects?

  Very likely Somewhat likely Somewhat unlikely Very unlikely Unable to assess
Preventative and routine maintenance  (repairs, heating/cooling systems, electrical systems)
New school buses 
Landscaping
Grounds, playing fields, and playground areas
Safety and security measures (security cameras, ballistic film; additional security staff)
New school facilities 
New administrative office facilities (district office, transportation department)
Modular buildings for overcrowding at schools
Renovations of existing facilities
Ability to develop new buildings and facilities to support an expansion of career and vocational offerings
Ability to develop new buildings to support partnerships with other educational entities (Juniper School; Boys and Girls Club, etc.)

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* 8. What is the single greatest facilities-related strength of Durango School District 9-R?

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* 9. What is the single greatest facilities-related weakness of Durango School District 9-R?

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* 10. In the next five years, what do you see as a top facilities-related priority for Durango School District 9-R?

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* 11. Durango 9-R has access to certain land as possible school sites.  If 9-R were to build a new school, which location would be the best location?

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* 12. I have confidence in the 9-R Board of Education and the 9-R administration to make responsible decisions about 9-R resources, including facilities upkeep and maintenance.

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* 13. What of the following best describes you?

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* 14. Which Durango School District elementary school is closest to you

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