WWPS to hold public meeting Tuesday to discuss high school improvements

<p>Walla Walla High School</p>

Walla Walla High School

From Walla Walla Public Schools:

Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors is planning a public work session Tuesday, July 16 at 3 p.m. at the district office (364 S. Park St.) to review and discuss results from recent surveys regarding facility improvement needs at Walla Walla High School.

Survey results will be posted on the school district web site Wednesday, July 17 – www.wwps.org.

Walla Walla Public Schools partnered with Washington State University Social and Economic Sciences Research Center to conduct a telephone survey to determine opinions about facility improvement priorities for Walla Walla High School.

WSU representatives made calls in June and connected with 308 community members as part of this scientific survey process.

The district also conducted an online survey in June to get further input.

These results will also be discussed and posted on the district web site.

The February 12, 2013 bond proposal to modernize Walla Walla High School failed garnering a 53.30 percent YES vote. The proposal required a 60 percent “Supermajority” for approval. The bond proposal was for $48 million. The total project cost was $69.6 million.

“School board members and district administrators appreciate the survey input regarding this important community issue,” said Superintendent Mick Miller. “The district will use this survey data to help determine next steps for future facility improvement plans for Walla Walla High School.”