Oakwood is considering school changes from academics to food to buildings, and it wants help

The Oakwood school district has sent out a second survey to the community seeking feedback on topics ranging from academics to parent engagement and food service to facilities.

Parents and residents were asked last month when the first survey was sent out to help the district decide whether to pursue constructing new facilities or making repairs to existing buildings.

On Wednesday, the district sent out the second survey to parents and community members in a multiple choice format that asked for feedback regarding several topics. The survey is available on the district's website.

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“The survey is open to community members, as well as parents,” said Traci Hale, community relations director for the school district. “While it is focused on district operations and would pertain more to parents … community members are certainly welcome to participate and comment.”

Hale added that both surveys were sent via eNotify to everyone who currently is enrolled to receive notifications from Oakwood schools.

Community members will still have a chance to address concerns regarding the district’s Master Facilities Plan that school officials are mulling.

“We are creating prioritized phases that can be implemented over the next several years, and it appears this plan would not involve a bond issue until 2019 at the earliest,” the district said in an email.

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In March, the district held a public meeting at which seven school facility options were presented to those in attendance. The plans ranged from a comprehensive renovation of all existing facilities at $48 million, to $102 million for those renovations plus a new high school and early learning center building.

“We have beautiful old buildings,” said Oakwood Superintendent Kyle Ramey. “They continue to serve us well, but we have a responsibility to leave them better than we found them.”

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