Sussex-Wantage Regional School District Budget Survey

The Sussex-Wantage Regional School District is in the process of developing the 2007-2008 school budget. We want to craft a budget that is responsible, cost effective, and supportive of quality programs and instruction as well as facilities maintenance and improvement. Since we respect and want to satisfy taxpayer needs and concerns, we want to know your opinions regarding a variety of school budget isuues. Your opinions are very important to us.

Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey. Be assured that all responses will count and will be kept anonymous.

Name (optional): 


  1. How many years have you lived in the Sussex-Wantage Regional School District?
    1-3 years
    4-10 years
    11-15 years
    15-20 years
    more


  1. Do you have any children currently attending the Sussex-Wantage Regional School District?
    Yes
    No


  1. If you do have children currently in the Sussex-Wantage Regional School District, please indicate how many. Otherwise, skip to the next question.
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    more


  1. What is your annual household income before taxes?
    Less than $25,000
    $25,000-$49,999
    $50,000-$74,999
    $75,000-$99,999
    $100,000-$199,999
    $200,000-$200,999
    $300,000 and above


  1. What is your age range?
    19-23
    24-39
    40-58
    59 and over


  1. What is your current marital status?
    Married
    Single


  1. How satisfied are you with the amount and type of information you receive about the school district? (1 means completely satisfied and 5 means not satisfied at all)
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Completely Satisfied  Not at all Satisfied


  1. Does the district effectively communicate its finances and plans to the community?
    Yes
    No
    Don't Know


  1. Do you feel you are well informed about the district's finances and plan?
    Yes
    No
    Don't Know


  1. Do you attend school district funtions on a regular basis?
    Yes
    No
    Don't Know


  1. How would you rate the education in the Sussex-Wantage Regional School District?


  1. To what extent do you believe the quality of the school district affects your property values?


  1. Please indicate what you believe should be done regarding each of the following school programs. The options are: (1) increase taxes to cover the program, (2) reduce the program, (3) eliminate the program.

            1 2 3      
      Bus transportation Increase Taxes to Cover Program Eliminate the Program  
      Student field trips Increase Taxes to Cover Program Eliminate the Program  
      After school enrichment programs Increase Taxes to Cover Program Eliminate the Program  
      Interscholastic sports Increase Taxes to Cover Program Eliminate the Program  
      Intramural sports Increase Taxes to Cover Program Eliminate the Program  
      Pre-school programs Increase Taxes to Cover Program Eliminate the Program  
      After-school programs Increase Taxes to Cover Program Eliminate the Program  
      Teacher aids Increase Taxes to Cover Program Eliminate the Program  
      Arts and music programs Increase Taxes to Cover Program Eliminate the Program  
      Construction program Increase Taxes to Cover Program Eliminate the Program  
      Technology enhancement program  Increase Taxes to Cover Program Eliminate the Program  


  1. Please indicate the most you would be willing to pay in higher property taxes to support the Sussex-Wantage Regional School District so that programs are not reduced or eliminated. Please put a number in the space below.


  1. Please provide any comment(s) you have regarding the development of the Sussex-Wantage Regional School District 2007-2008 budget.





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