SWSD October Board meeting Recap

South Whittier School District held their monthly board meeting on Tuesday, October 17, at the district office.

This month the board and attendees heard one presentation regarding a BOND survey update.


BOND Survey Update Presentation


The SWSD board and attendees heard a presentation by Isom Advisors regarding survey results they conducting in regards to the district assessing the possibility of placing a general obligation bond measure on an upcoming ballot.


The survey was conducted from Monday October 2nd through Sunday October 8th to assess support for the proposed bond measure and consisted of 250 households that were contacted. The survey tested voter attitudes regarding the District, projects, tax tolerances, and a possible local school facilities improvement bond program. 


The presentation shared the questions each household was asked and provided that data from the results of the survey. Overall the results of the survey suggested that voters would be in favor of passing a bond measure on an upcoming ballot.


The results of the survey shared that the initial support for the measure was 80.0% Yes; after education support for the measure was 74.4% Yes. All facility projects tested received over 70% support and voters were supportive of all tax rates tested. In order for the BOND on the ballet to pass, it needs to receive 55% of voter approval. The survey supported that threshold. 


The district will hold their next board meeting on Tuesday, November 14, in-person and via Zoom in the district board room.