ZUMBROTA - The Zumbrota-Mazeppa School District is going back to the drawing board to see what the community wants in a referendum.
On June 24, the Z-M school board unanimously approved a community survey that will be sent to all district residents.
Questions will range from tax tolerance to which three options people would be most likely to support in a school bond. In May, voters rejected a $49.95 million referendum 1,159-983.
The three options on the survey are:
• Renovate and expand all existing schools: $46.3 million;
• Close the Mazeppa School and build a 9-12 grade high school: $67.2 million;
• Replace all schools with a new preK-12 grade school: $97 million.
"If the residents come back and say, 'We don't want you to do anything right now,' that's where we're at," Harvey said. "Or if they come back and say, 'We want you to do this much,' that's where we're at."
A breakdown of projects and their projected costs will be attached to the survey, giving residents a chance to say which they support strongly, somewhat, not as much or they don't know.
Residents will be able to complete the survey online or with a paper copy. The survey will be sent out at this week and will be expected to be completed by July 24.