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Preliminary facilities survey results in for Minooka District 201


Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 recently issued the results of the preliminary facilities survey.


The survey, which remains available online, is meant to help the district gauge what steps to take to upgrade facilities. It also touches on how respondents feel about classroom sizes, instructional spaces and access to participation in extracurriculars.


Some options remain up in the air for paying for possible facilities improvements. Those include a bond proposal and an increase in property taxes.


The preliminary results show 35.5%, or 327 respondents, strongly favor a bond proposal, while 40.2%, or 370 respondents, strongly oppose it. It goes on to indicate how 14.7%, or 135 respondents, favor a bond proposal, while 4.4%, or 40 respondents, oppose it. Meanwhile, the numbers show 5.3%, or 49 respondents, are undecided or don’t know.


The preliminary results show 0.1%, or 0 respondents, strongly favor an increase in property taxes, while 83.2%, or 381 respondents, strongly oppose it. It goes on to indicate how 2.4%, or 11 respondents, favor an increase in property taxes, while 9.6%, or 44 respondents, oppose it. Meanwhile, the numbers show 4.7%, or 22 respondents, are undecided or don’t know.


One question raised in the facilities survey asked respondents to make their views known with the understanding that a state grant program is available to assist with school construction project costs and that if the district didn’t pass a bond proposal and is unable to provide local funds for its share of a matching grant, that funding will go elsewhere.


The preliminary results show 35.3%, or 326 respondents, strongly agree with the statement, while 18%, or 166 strongly disagree. It goes on to indicate how 19.5%, or 180 respondents, somewhat agree with the statement, while 14.2%, or 131 respondents, somewhat disagree with it. Meanwhile, the numbers show 13%, or 120 respondents, don’t know.

To complete the district’s facilities survey, visit min201.org.