BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Bedford Central School District officials want district residents to know that their opinions matter.
On the heels of a telephone interview survey that began earlier this month, officials are asking all voters, educators and students in the school district to log on and participate in an Internet survey from Nov. 26 to Dec. 7. Both surveys have been designed to extract useful feedback on how effectively the district is investing its resources.
The 17-question online survey is open to adult residents and to students in the district as well as to district employees.
Before the district holds a public vote in March on decisions about bonds for their capital plans, the administration and Board of Education said they want to make sure to get maximum feedback from the community.
Capital plans include completely renovating West Patent Elementary School, improving the science labs and cafeteria at Fox Lane Middle School, improving Fox Lane High School’s stadium and various other infrastructure repairs throughout the district.
To gather input on these plans for the four-year construction project in an organized, thorough way, the administration created the Community Investment Program (CIP). The group is composed of the Board of Education and each of the district’s citizen advisory committees.
The complexity of the capital plan implementation process makes it imperative that residents have the full story when it comes to decisions that will affect not only students, but the property taxes of those who live within the entire 60-square-mile school district.
At Wednesday's Board Of Education meeting, a refined capital plan recommendation will be presented, and CIP members will provide an update on their work.
To participate in the online survey, go to the survey website. Visit the district website to learn more about upcoming capital projects. Any additional input on capital plans from district residents can be emailed to the CIP.