State College

State College school board to review high school project survey results

The high school project is again on the docket for the State College Area school board at its work session Monday, and the plans are expected to start moving faster.

The board will be getting the results of 1,600 returned community surveys, which will directly begin to eliminate building options that don’t have the required community support. The first official elimination will occur as an action item at the July 22 meeting.

After the survey results, viable concepts that move forward will be scored using an evaluation matrix to come up with the referendum figure. The combination of the two elements will aid the board in refining the referendum question.

“This is really setting us up to do our part, which is to make a final decision,” board member Jim Pawelczyk said at the last meeting.

Survey management company Social Science Research Solutions will have representatives on hand Monday to present the findings and break down the numbers.

Survey results are also expected to determine a budget cap for a referendum question based on how much the majority of the community is willing to spend.

The board plans to come up with a final decision on options at the Sept. 9 meeting.

There will also be an update on the Memorial Field construction project Monday. At last update, the project was on schedule to be completed by the fall sports season.