The results are in. Onalaska parents and residents want to see improvements to the school district and they want to see them soon.
1,500 residents responded to a survey sent out earlier this month. They answered questions about everything from capital improvements to overall satisfaction with the district.
More than half of the respondents want to see improvements made in the next two years. The one supported most was a remodel or expansion of Northern Hills Elementary. Close behind was bulldozing the building and constructing a new school.
The survey results also showed residents are willing to increase taxes in order to maintain programs, and to support the school financially with a referendum to upgrade technology.
The district superintendent is more than thrilled to see so much community support. "They said our kids need to be with everybody else's kids in terms of the type of technology that you need to learn the 21st century learning skills," said Onalaska Superintendent Fran Finco.
Finco says the district is most proud of the number 91. That's the percent of respondents who are satisfied with the overall performance of the district.