We want to hear from you!

The Rock Valley Community School District is utilizing all its building space with the 930 students enrolled in the 2020-21 school year. With an average enrollment increase of 16 students per year, additional classroom and activity space is needed to accommodate Rock Valley’s growth.

This survey is important to help the Rock Valley Community School District understand the public’s long-term vision for district facilities and your participation is greatly appreciated. 

Thank you for your responses.  

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* 1. What is your relationship with the Rock Valley Community School District? (Choose all that apply)

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* 2. Are you aware the District has seen an average increase of 16 students per year over the past 10 years?

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* 3. Are you aware the District has been working through a roof maintenance/replacement program over the last 5 years? (At the upcoming completion of this program, all roofs in the district will be warranted and in good condition.)

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* 4. Are you aware the District is replacing rooftop air conditioning units that were original to 1972 building? (The District has been utilizing Covid related funding to replace three units. After the summer of 2022, there will only be one remaining original unit to replace.)

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* 5. Did you know that through paying the elementary building debt off two years early and refinancing the debt in 2012, the district has saved taxpayers $745,098 in interest payments?

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* 6. Have you heard of Rocket Manufacturing, Senior Internships, and/or the Grow-Your-Own-Teacher program?

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* 7. Did you know the district has completed $11.2 million in building projects and property acquisition over the last ten years without asking for a bond? These include the 2012 5th grade addition, the 2018 2nd grade addition, and the 2014 addition that included remodeling and new construction of the shop, the purchase of the preschool building and the houses on the west side of school.

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* 8. Are you aware of the following deficiencies within the current K-12 building? (Check all that you are aware of) 

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* 9. Staff, administration, and the Board consensus is that the District needs additional high school space and renovation of current middle school space.  The high school addition would be constructed in phases as needed.  Would you support construction of high school space connected to the current facility on the west side?

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* 10. During discussions with building staff, administration, and the Board, several projects have been identified as beneficial to meet the needs of RVCSD students. Of the following projects, prioritize which ones should be included the first phase: (Rank your top priorities with 1 being most important.)

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* 11. Would you support a $16 million bond knowing your taxes will NOT increase, as a result of paying off the elementary debt early?

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* 12. Understanding that $16 million will not cover the cost of all items listed in question 11 above, would you support a bond greater than $16 million, which would increase property taxes? (See chart.) If so, what amount would you support?

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* 13. Did you know?

The assessed value of a property is the value on which the owner is taxed.

The market value of a property is the value at which the property could be sold.

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* 14. The last bond vote in 2004 constructed a 56,154 square foot elementary addition to accommodate the 588 student population at the time.  Today, the student population has increased to 930.  A high school addition and middle school renovation would allow the district to accommodate the current elementary class sizes as they move forward through the building.  Would you support a referendum vote to allow the district to plan for near future needs?

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* 15. If the District decides to go to referendum for a vote in March of 2022, would you help communicate the facts to voters?  If yes, please add your name and contact information. 

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