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Benchmarks Q10: Favor or oppose revenue cap increase

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Count 220 125 55 1

Percentage 54.9% 31.2% 13.7% .2%

Q24: Favor or oppose after information

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Count 226 123 51 1

Percentage 56.4% 30.7% 12.7% .2%

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Statements Q12: Eliminated more than 40 teaching positions

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q13: Class size has increased at all grade levels

Q23: District has closed two elementary schools and might be forced to close more

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Count 223 72 95 11

Count 219 73 102 7

Count 211 84 98 8

Percentage 55.6% 18.0% 23.7% 2.7%

Percentage 54.6% 18.2% 25.4% 1.7%

Percentage 52.6% 20.9% 24.4% 2.0%

Q20: Without additional revenue, cut more than $11 million over next two years

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Count 210 67 108 16

Percentage 52.4% 16.7% 26.9% 4.0%

Q15: Budget for classroom supplies cut by 20%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Count 202 80 108 11

Percentage 50.4% 20.0% 26.9% 2.7%

Q21: District has lowest tax rate in the area

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Count 198 54 136 13

Percentage 49.4% 13.5% 33.9% 3.2%

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Q16: Technology budget cut by more than $700,000

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Count 195 84 105 17

Percentage 48.6% 20.9% 26.2% 4.2%

Q19: Eliminated a number of rigorous AP courses

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Count 192 71 119 19

Percentage 47.9% 17.7% 29.7% 4.7%

Q14: Student access to the library reduced limiting independent research

Q11: $12 million cut over last five years

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q17: Cuts guided by community-based committee

Q22: Eliminated foreign language programs in elementary and middle schools

Count 191 98 99 13

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Count 189 69 124 19

Percentage 47.6% 24.4% 24.7% 3.2%

Percentage 47.1% 17.2% 30.9% 4.7%

Count 169 67 140 25

Count 161 95 125 20

Percentage 42.1% 16.7% 34.9% 6.2%

Percentage 40.1% 23.7% 31.2% 5.0%

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Q18: Eliminated District's distance learning program

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Count 141 88 137 35

Percentage 35.2% 21.9% 34.2% 8.7%

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Tax Tolerance Q25: Taxes increased by $21 per $100,000

Favor Oppose Undecided

Count 281 96 24

Percentage 70.1% 23.9% 6.0%

Q26: Taxes increased by $42 per $100,000

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Count 238 133 29 1

Percentage 59.4% 33.2% 7.2% .2%

Q27: Taxes increased by $63 per $100,000

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Count 196 179 25 1

Percentage 48.9% 44.6% 6.2% .2%

Q28: Taxes increased by $84 per $100,000

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Count 168 203 29 1

Percentage 41.9% 50.6% 7.2% .2%

Q29: Taxes increased by $105 per $100,000

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Count 138 231 31 1

Percentage 34.4% 57.6% 7.7% .2%

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Evaluate the District Q2: Grade the schools in the Oshkosh Area SD

Q3: Basis of grade

A B C D F Don't Know Refused

Experience of you or family Don't know Experience of friends or neighbors Info from Newspapers, radio or TV Info directly from District Refused

Q4: Grade job spending tax dollars wisely

A B C D F Don't know

Q5: Keeping the public informed about District plans

A B C D F Don't know

Count 47 158 85 10 10 88 3

Percentage 11.7% 39.4% 21.2% 2.5% 2.5% 21.9% .7%

Count 176 81

Percentage 43.9% 20.2%

76

19.0%

45

11.2%

17 6

4.2% 1.5%

Count 29 111 93 39 21 108

Count 46 125 102 41 26 61

Percentage 7.2% 27.7% 23.2% 9.7% 5.2% 26.9%

Percentage 11.5% 31.2% 25.4% 10.2% 6.5% 15.2%

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Q6: Grade the condition of classrooms, buildings and other facilities

Q7: Grade financial management

A B C D F Don't know

A B C D F Don't know

Q8: Best thing about Oshkosh Area SD

Q9: One thing to change

Teachers A positive response Other/ Miscellaneous Specific programs Nothing Community involvement

Other/ Miscellaneous There is nothing to change Scheduling/ busing Smaller class sizes Facilities Change everything

Count 49 133 101 22 10 86

Count 21 99 110 37 17 117

Count 118 66 49 31 21 16

Count 195 32 20 19 19 6

Percentage 12.2% 33.2% 25.2% 5.5% 2.5% 21.4%

Percentage 5.2% 24.7% 27.4% 9.2% 4.2% 29.2%

Percentage 39.2% 21.9% 16.3% 10.3% 7.0% 5.3%

Percentage 67.0% 11.0% 6.9% 6.5% 6.5% 2.1%

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Community Perception Q34: Never vote for tax increase

Q35: Trust to spend tax dollars wisely

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Count 30 36 179 150 6

Count 45 179 82 36 59

Percentage 7.5% 9.0% 44.6% 37.4% 1.5%

Percentage 11.2% 44.6% 20.4% 9.0% 14.7%

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Information and Communications Q36: Source of information

Q37: Informed about events in the District

A local newspaper Friends and neighbors Radio or TV Information sent or posted by the District Other Information sent or posted by an individual school A statewide newspaper

Very well informed Somewhat informed Not very well informed Uninformed DK/ Refused

Count 135 99 70

Percentage 33.7% 24.7% 17.5%

44

11.0%

28

7.0%

17

4.2%

8

2.0%

Count 79 163 122 32 5

Percentage 19.7% 40.6% 30.4% 8.0% 1.2%

Count

Q38: Way to communicate

Printed newsletters or direct mail Local newspaper Email, text or electronic newsletters Social media Web pages Don't know Automated calls from school

Percentage

114

28.4%

99

24.7%

88

21.9%

41 28 20 11

10.2% 7.0% 5.0% 2.7%

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Demography Gender

Age

K-12 Parent Alumni Parent Non-parent

Homeowner or renter

Education

Below $50,000 $50,000 and higher

Registration Date

Percentage 45.6% 54.4%

Count 96 114 191

15 years or less More than 15 years

Before 2012 After 2012

Percentage 23.9% 28.4% 47.6%

Count 282 119

Homeowner Renter

High school some college, BS/ BA or graduate school

Length of Residence

Percentage 48.1% 51.9%

Count 183 218

18 to 64 65 and over

Parent Status

Income

Count 193 208

Male Female

Percentage 70.3% 29.7%

Count 82

Percentage 35.0%

152

65.0%

Count 88 146

Percentage 37.6% 62.4%

Count 168 61

Count 208 193

Percentage 73.4% 26.6%

Percentage 51.9% 48.1%

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Voter Activity Scale

Very Active Voters Active Voters Less Active and New Voters

Count 120 141 140

Percentage 29.9% 35.2% 34.9%

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Benchmarks

Q10: Favor or oppose revenue cap increase

Q24: Favor or oppose after information

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Male Percentage 50.8% 33.7% 15.0% .5%

Male Percentage 52.3% 36.3% 11.4%

Gender Female Percentage 58.7% 28.8% 12.5%

Gender Female Percentage 60.1% 25.5% 13.9% .5%

Total Percentage 54.9% 31.2% 13.7% .2%

Total Percentage 56.4% 30.7% 12.7% .2%

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Statements

Q12: Eliminated more than 40 teaching positions

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q13: Class size has increased at all grade levels

Q23: District has closed two elementary schools and might be forced to close more

Q20: Without additional revenue, cut more than $11 million over next two years

Q15: Budget for classroom supplies cut by 20%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Male Percentage 48.7% 20.2% 29.0% 2.1%

Gender Female Percentage 62.0% 15.9% 18.8% 3.4%

Male Percentage 50.3% 20.2% 27.5% 2.1%

Gender Female Percentage 58.7% 16.3% 23.6% 1.4%

Male Percentage 49.7% 22.3% 26.9% 1.0%

Gender Female Percentage 55.3% 19.7% 22.1% 2.9%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Male Percentage 48.7% 19.7% 29.0% 2.6%

Gender Female Percentage 55.8% 13.9% 25.0% 5.3%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Male Percentage 47.7% 22.3% 26.9% 3.1%

Gender Female Percentage 52.9% 17.8% 26.9% 2.4%

Total Percentage 55.6% 18.0% 23.7% 2.7%

Total Percentage 54.6% 18.2% 25.4% 1.7%

Total Percentage 52.6% 20.9% 24.4% 2.0%

Total Percentage 52.4% 16.7% 26.9% 4.0%

Total Percentage 50.4% 20.0% 26.9% 2.7%

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Q21: District has lowest tax rate in the area

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q16: Technology budget cut by more than $700,000

Q19: Eliminated a number of rigorous AP courses

Q14: Student access to the library reduced limiting independent research

Q11: $12 million cut over last five years

Male Percentage 46.6% 15.0% 37.3% 1.0%

Gender Female Percentage 51.9% 12.0% 30.8% 5.3%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Male Percentage 44.0% 23.3% 28.5% 4.1%

Gender Female Percentage 52.9% 18.8% 24.0% 4.3%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Male Percentage 43.0% 18.7% 33.2% 5.2%

Gender Female Percentage 52.4% 16.8% 26.4% 4.3%

Male Percentage 45.1% 24.9% 26.4% 3.6%

Gender Female Percentage 50.0% 24.0% 23.1% 2.9%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Male Percentage 45.6% 19.7% 32.6% 2.1%

Gender Female Percentage 48.6% 14.9% 29.3% 7.2%

Total Percentage 49.4% 13.5% 33.9% 3.2%

Total Percentage 48.6% 20.9% 26.2% 4.2%

Total Percentage 47.9% 17.7% 29.7% 4.7%

Total Percentage 47.6% 24.4% 24.7% 3.2%

Total Percentage 47.1% 17.2% 30.9% 4.7%

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Q17: Cuts guided by community-based committee

Q22: Eliminated foreign language programs in elementary and middle schools

Q18: Eliminated District's distance learning program

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Male Percentage 40.9% 20.2% 35.8% 3.1%

Male Percentage 37.8% 25.9% 33.2% 3.1%

Male Percentage 30.6% 23.8% 36.3% 9.3%

Gender Female Percentage 43.3% 13.5% 34.1% 9.1%

Gender Female Percentage 42.3% 21.6% 29.3% 6.7%

Gender Female Percentage 39.4% 20.2% 32.2% 8.2%

Total Percentage 42.1% 16.7% 34.9% 6.2%

Total Percentage 40.1% 23.7% 31.2% 5.0%

Total Percentage 35.2% 21.9% 34.2% 8.7%

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Tax Tolerance

Q25: Taxes increased by $21 per $100,000

Q26: Taxes increased by $42 per $100,000

Q27: Taxes increased by $63 per $100,000

Q28: Taxes increased by $84 per $100,000

Q29: Taxes increased by $105 per $100,000

Favor Oppose Undecided

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Male Percentage 66.8% 28.0% 5.2%

Gender Female Percentage 73.1% 20.2% 6.7%

Male Percentage 53.4% 39.9% 6.7%

Gender Female Percentage 64.9% 26.9% 7.7% .5%

Male Percentage 43.0% 51.8% 5.2%

Gender Female Percentage 54.3% 38.0% 7.2% .5%

Male Percentage 38.3% 55.4% 6.2%

Gender Female Percentage 45.2% 46.2% 8.2% .5%

Male Percentage 33.2% 61.1% 5.7%

Gender Female Percentage 35.6% 54.3% 9.6% .5%

Total Percentage 70.1% 23.9% 6.0%

Total Percentage 59.4% 33.2% 7.2% .2%

Total Percentage 48.9% 44.6% 6.2% .2%

Total Percentage 41.9% 50.6% 7.2% .2%

Total Percentage 34.4% 57.6% 7.7% .2%

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Evaluate the District

Q2: Grade the schools in the Oshkosh Area SD

Q3: Basis of grade

A B C D F Don't Know Refused

Experience of you or family Don't know Experience of friends or neighbors Info from Newspapers, radio or TV Info directly from District Refused

Q4: Grade job spending tax dollars wisely

A B C D F Don't know

Q5: Keeping the public informed about District plans

A B C D F Don't know

Male Percentage 8.8% 42.5% 22.3% 3.1% 3.1% 19.7% .5%

Gender Female Percentage 14.4% 36.5% 20.2% 1.9% 1.9% 24.0% 1.0%

Total Percentage 11.7% 39.4% 21.2% 2.5% 2.5% 21.9% .7%

Male Percentage 43.0% 18.7%

Gender Female Percentage 44.7% 21.6%

Percentage 43.9% 20.2%

19.7%

18.3%

19.0%

11.4%

11.1%

11.2%

5.2% 2.1%

3.4% 1.0%

4.2% 1.5%

Male Percentage 6.2% 30.1% 22.3% 9.3% 6.7% 25.4%

Male Percentage 9.3% 31.6% 26.9% 9.8% 6.7% 15.5%

Gender Female Percentage 8.2% 25.5% 24.0% 10.1% 3.8% 28.4%

Gender Female Percentage 13.5% 30.8% 24.0% 10.6% 6.3% 14.9%

Total

Total Percentage 7.2% 27.7% 23.2% 9.7% 5.2% 26.9%

Total Percentage 11.5% 31.2% 25.4% 10.2% 6.5% 15.2%

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Q6: Grade the condition of classrooms, buildings and other facilities

Q7: Grade financial management

Q8: Best thing about Oshkosh Area SD

Q9: One thing to change

A B C D F Don't know

A B C D F Don't know

Teachers A positive response Other/ Miscellaneous Specific programs Nothing Community involvement

Other/ Miscellaneous There is nothing to change Scheduling/ busing Smaller class sizes Facilities Change everything

Male Percentage 12.4% 32.1% 24.9% 5.2% 4.1% 21.2%

Gender Female Percentage 12.0% 34.1% 25.5% 5.8% 1.0% 21.6%

Male Percentage 4.7% 29.0% 26.9% 10.4% 5.7% 23.3%

Gender Female Percentage 5.8% 20.7% 27.9% 8.2% 2.9% 34.6%

Male Percentage 32.8% 21.2% 22.6% 6.6% 8.8% 8.0%

Gender Female Percentage 44.5% 22.6% 11.0% 13.4% 5.5% 3.0%

Male Percentage 68.4% 13.5% 3.0% 3.0% 8.3% 3.8%

Gender Female Percentage 65.8% 8.9% 10.1% 9.5% 5.1% .6%

Total Percentage 12.2% 33.2% 25.2% 5.5% 2.5% 21.4%

Total Percentage 5.2% 24.7% 27.4% 9.2% 4.2% 29.2%

Total Percentage 39.2% 21.9% 16.3% 10.3% 7.0% 5.3%

Total Percentage 67.0% 11.0% 6.9% 6.5% 6.5% 2.1%

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Community Perception

Q34: Never vote for tax increase

Q35: Trust to spend tax dollars wisely

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Gender Female Percentage 6.3% 7.2% 44.2% 41.8% .5%

Male Percentage 8.8% 10.9% 45.1% 32.6% 2.6%

Male Percentage 9.8% 42.0% 23.3% 11.9% 13.0%

Gender Female Percentage 12.5% 47.1% 17.8% 6.3% 16.3%

Total Percentage 7.5% 9.0% 44.6% 37.4% 1.5%

Total Percentage 11.2% 44.6% 20.4% 9.0% 14.7%

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Information and Communications

Q36: Source of information

Q37: Informed about events in the District

A local newspaper Friends and neighbors Radio or TV Information sent or posted by the District Other Information sent or posted by an individual school A statewide newspaper

Very well informed Somewhat informed Not very well informed Uninformed DK/ Refused

Male Percentage 36.8% 24.4% 15.5%

Gender Female Percentage 30.8% 25.0% 19.2%

Percentage 33.7% 24.7% 17.5%

10.4%

11.5%

11.0%

6.2%

7.7%

7.0%

4.7%

3.8%

4.2%

2.1%

1.9%

2.0%

Male Percentage 18.7% 44.6% 25.4% 10.9% .5%

Male Percentage

Q38: Way to communicate

Printed newsletters or direct mail Local newspaper Email, text or electronic newsletters Social media Web pages Don't know Automated calls from school

Gender Female Percentage 20.7% 37.0% 35.1% 5.3% 1.9%

Gender Female Percentage

Total

Total Percentage 19.7% 40.6% 30.4% 8.0% 1.2%

Total Percentage

27.5%

29.3%

28.4%

24.9%

24.5%

24.7%

20.7%

23.1%

21.9%

10.9% 8.3% 4.1% 3.6%

9.6% 5.8% 5.8% 1.9%

10.2% 7.0% 5.0% 2.7%

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Benchmarks

Q10: Favor or oppose revenue cap increase

Q24: Favor or oppose after information

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

18 to 64 Percentage 51.4% 29.5% 19.1%

Age 65 and over Percentage 57.8% 32.6% 9.2% .5%

18 to 64 Percentage 55.2% 29.5% 15.3%

Age 65 and over Percentage 57.3% 31.7% 10.6% .5%

Total Percentage 54.9% 31.2% 13.7% .2%

Total Percentage 56.4% 30.7% 12.7% .2%

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Statements

Q12: Eliminated more than 40 teaching positions

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q13: Class size has increased at all grade levels

Q23: District has closed two elementary schools and might be forced to close more

Q20: Without additional revenue, cut more than $11 million over next two years

Q15: Budget for classroom supplies cut by 20%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

18 to 64 Percentage 57.4% 14.8% 25.7% 2.2%

Age 65 and over Percentage 54.1% 20.6% 22.0% 3.2%

18 to 64 Percentage 55.7% 15.3% 26.8% 2.2%

Age 65 and over Percentage 53.7% 20.6% 24.3% 1.4%

18 to 64 Percentage 53.0% 18.0% 27.3% 1.6%

Age 65 and over Percentage 52.3% 23.4% 22.0% 2.3%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

18 to 64 Percentage 51.4% 13.1% 31.7% 3.8%

Age 65 and over Percentage 53.2% 19.7% 22.9% 4.1%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

18 to 64 Percentage 49.2% 20.8% 26.8% 3.3%

Age 65 and over Percentage 51.4% 19.3% 27.1% 2.3%

Total Percentage 55.6% 18.0% 23.7% 2.7%

Total Percentage 54.6% 18.2% 25.4% 1.7%

Total Percentage 52.6% 20.9% 24.4% 2.0%

Total Percentage 52.4% 16.7% 26.9% 4.0%

Total Percentage 50.4% 20.0% 26.9% 2.7%

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Q21: District has lowest tax rate in the area

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q16: Technology budget cut by more than $700,000

Q19: Eliminated a number of rigorous AP courses

Q14: Student access to the library reduced limiting independent research

Q11: $12 million cut over last five years

18 to 64 Percentage 44.3% 13.1% 40.4% 2.2%

Age 65 and over Percentage 53.7% 13.8% 28.4% 4.1%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

18 to 64 Percentage 53.0% 18.6% 25.1% 3.3%

Age 65 and over Percentage 45.0% 22.9% 27.1% 5.0%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

18 to 64 Percentage 46.4% 14.8% 34.4% 4.4%

Age 65 and over Percentage 49.1% 20.2% 25.7% 5.0%

18 to 64 Percentage 44.8% 23.5% 28.4% 3.3%

Age 65 and over Percentage 50.0% 25.2% 21.6% 3.2%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

18 to 64 Percentage 48.6% 16.4% 31.7% 3.3%

Age 65 and over Percentage 45.9% 17.9% 30.3% 6.0%

Total Percentage 49.4% 13.5% 33.9% 3.2%

Total Percentage 48.6% 20.9% 26.2% 4.2%

Total Percentage 47.9% 17.7% 29.7% 4.7%

Total Percentage 47.6% 24.4% 24.7% 3.2%

Total Percentage 47.1% 17.2% 30.9% 4.7%

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Q17: Cuts guided by community-based committee

Q22: Eliminated foreign language programs in elementary and middle schools

Q18: Eliminated District's distance learning program

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

18 to 64 Percentage 42.1% 13.7% 39.3% 4.9%

18 to 64 Percentage 39.9% 23.0% 33.3% 3.8%

18 to 64 Percentage 32.8% 21.9% 37.2% 8.2%

Age 65 and over Percentage 42.2% 19.3% 31.2% 7.3%

Age 65 and over Percentage 40.4% 24.3% 29.4% 6.0%

Age 65 and over Percentage 37.2% 22.0% 31.7% 9.2%

Total Percentage 42.1% 16.7% 34.9% 6.2%

Total Percentage 40.1% 23.7% 31.2% 5.0%

Total Percentage 35.2% 21.9% 34.2% 8.7%

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Tax Tolerance

Q25: Taxes increased by $21 per $100,000

Q26: Taxes increased by $42 per $100,000

Q27: Taxes increased by $63 per $100,000

Q28: Taxes increased by $84 per $100,000

Q29: Taxes increased by $105 per $100,000

Favor Oppose Undecided

18 to 64 Percentage 69.9% 24.0% 6.0%

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

18 to 64 Percentage 60.1% 32.8% 6.6% .5%

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Age 65 and over Percentage 70.2% 23.9% 6.0%

Age 65 and over Percentage 58.7% 33.5% 7.8%

18 to 64 Percentage 50.8% 43.2% 6.0%

Age 65 and over Percentage 47.2% 45.9% 6.4% .5%

18 to 64 Percentage 44.3% 49.2% 6.6%

Age 65 and over Percentage 39.9% 51.8% 7.8% .5%

18 to 64 Percentage 37.7% 56.3% 6.0%

Age 65 and over Percentage 31.7% 58.7% 9.2% .5%

Total Percentage 70.1% 23.9% 6.0%

Total Percentage 59.4% 33.2% 7.2% .2%

Total Percentage 48.9% 44.6% 6.2% .2%

Total Percentage 41.9% 50.6% 7.2% .2%

Total Percentage 34.4% 57.6% 7.7% .2%

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Evaluate the District

Q2: Grade the schools in the Oshkosh Area SD

Q3: Basis of grade

A B C D F Don't Know Refused

Experience of you or family Don't know Experience of friends or neighbors Info from Newspapers, radio or TV Info directly from District Refused

Q4: Grade job spending tax dollars wisely

A B C D F Don't know

Q5: Keeping the public informed about District plans

A B C D F Don't know

18 to 64 Percentage 8.2% 43.7% 22.4% 2.2% 1.6% 20.8% 1.1%

Age 65 and over Percentage 14.7% 35.8% 20.2% 2.8% 3.2% 22.9% .5%

Total Percentage 11.7% 39.4% 21.2% 2.5% 2.5% 21.9% .7%

18 to 64 Percentage 49.7% 19.1%

Age 65 and over Percentage 39.0% 21.1%

Percentage 43.9% 20.2%

16.9%

20.6%

19.0%

8.7%

13.3%

11.2%

4.4% 1.1%

4.1% 1.8%

4.2% 1.5%

18 to 64 Percentage 5.5% 26.2% 24.0% 13.1% 6.0% 25.1%

18 to 64 Percentage 11.5% 31.7% 29.0% 8.7% 4.9% 14.2%

Age 65 and over Percentage 8.7% 28.9% 22.5% 6.9% 4.6% 28.4%

Age 65 and over Percentage 11.5% 30.7% 22.5% 11.5% 7.8% 16.1%

Total

Total Percentage 7.2% 27.7% 23.2% 9.7% 5.2% 26.9%

Total Percentage 11.5% 31.2% 25.4% 10.2% 6.5% 15.2%

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Q6: Grade the condition of classrooms, buildings and other facilities

Q7: Grade financial management

Q8: Best thing about Oshkosh Area SD

Q9: One thing to change

A B C D F Don't know

A B C D F Don't know

Teachers A positive response Other/ Miscellaneous Specific programs Nothing Community involvement

Other/ Miscellaneous There is nothing to change Scheduling/ busing Smaller class sizes Facilities Change everything

18 to 64 Percentage 10.9% 32.8% 30.1% 3.3% 2.7% 20.2%

Age 65 and over Percentage 13.3% 33.5% 21.1% 7.3% 2.3% 22.5%

18 to 64 Percentage 2.7% 23.0% 32.8% 11.5% 3.3% 26.8%

Age 65 and over Percentage 7.3% 26.1% 22.9% 7.3% 5.0% 31.2%

18 to 64 Percentage 40.7% 20.7% 17.9% 12.9% 4.3% 3.6%

Age 65 and over Percentage 37.9% 23.0% 14.9% 8.1% 9.3% 6.8%

18 to 64 Percentage 75.5% 7.9% 5.0% 6.5% 5.0%

Age 65 and over Percentage 59.2% 13.8% 8.6% 6.6% 7.9% 3.9%

Total Percentage 12.2% 33.2% 25.2% 5.5% 2.5% 21.4%

Total Percentage 5.2% 24.7% 27.4% 9.2% 4.2% 29.2%

Total Percentage 39.2% 21.9% 16.3% 10.3% 7.0% 5.3%

Total Percentage 67.0% 11.0% 6.9% 6.5% 6.5% 2.1%

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Community Perception

Q34: Never vote for tax increase

Q35: Trust to spend tax dollars wisely

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Age 65 and over Percentage 7.3% 10.1% 47.2% 34.9% .5%

18 to 64 Percentage 7.7% 7.7% 41.5% 40.4% 2.7%

18 to 64 Percentage 12.0% 42.6% 25.1% 8.2% 12.0%

Age 65 and over Percentage 10.6% 46.3% 16.5% 9.6% 17.0%

Total Percentage 7.5% 9.0% 44.6% 37.4% 1.5%

Total Percentage 11.2% 44.6% 20.4% 9.0% 14.7%

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Information and Communications

Q36: Source of information

Q37: Informed about events in the District

A local newspaper Friends and neighbors Radio or TV Information sent or posted by the District Other Information sent or posted by an individual school A statewide newspaper

Very well informed Somewhat informed Not very well informed Uninformed DK/ Refused

18 to 64 Percentage 35.0% 19.7% 22.4%

Age 65 and over Percentage 32.6% 28.9% 13.3%

Percentage 33.7% 24.7% 17.5%

12.6%

9.6%

11.0%

4.4%

9.2%

7.0%

4.4%

4.1%

4.2%

1.6%

2.3%

2.0%

18 to 64 Percentage 24.6% 44.3% 24.0% 6.0% 1.1%

18 to 64 Percentage

Q38: Way to communicate

Printed newsletters or direct mail Local newspaper Email, text or electronic newsletters Social media Web pages Don't know Automated calls from school

Age 65 and over Percentage 15.6% 37.6% 35.8% 9.6% 1.4%

Age 65 and over Percentage

Total

Total Percentage 19.7% 40.6% 30.4% 8.0% 1.2%

Total Percentage

29.5%

27.5%

28.4%

24.6%

24.8%

24.7%

25.1%

19.3%

21.9%

7.7% 6.0% 4.4% 2.7%

12.4% 7.8% 5.5% 2.8%

10.2% 7.0% 5.0% 2.7%

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Benchmarks

Q10: Favor or oppose revenue cap increase

Q24: Favor or oppose after information

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

K-12 Parent Percentage 57.3% 27.1% 15.6%

Alumni Parent Percentage 50.9% 38.6% 10.5%

K-12 Parent Percentage 58.3% 25.0% 16.7%

Alumni Parent Percentage 51.8% 36.8% 10.5% .9%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 56.0% 28.8% 14.7% .5%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 58.1% 29.8% 12.0%

Total Percentage 54.9% 31.2% 13.7% .2%

Total Percentage 56.4% 30.7% 12.7% .2%

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Oshkosh Area SchoolDistrict Community Survey - 2013 Statements

Q12: Eliminated more than 40 teaching positions

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q13: Class size has increased at all grade levels

Q23: District has closed two elementary schools and might be forced to close more

Q20: Without additional revenue, cut more than $11 million over next two years

Q15: Budget for classroom supplies cut by 20%

Q21: District has lowest tax rate in the area

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

K-12 Parent Percentage 55.2% 18.8% 21.9% 4.2%

Alumni Parent Percentage 57.9% 13.2% 23.7% 5.3%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 54.5% 20.4% 24.6% .5%

K-12 Parent Percentage 63.5% 13.5% 19.8% 3.1%

Alumni Parent Percentage 48.2% 21.9% 28.1% 1.8%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 53.9% 18.3% 26.7% 1.0%

K-12 Parent Percentage 64.6% 16.7% 15.6% 3.1%

Alumni Parent Percentage 38.6% 28.1% 31.6% 1.8%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 55.0% 18.8% 24.6% 1.6%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

K-12 Parent Percentage 57.3% 16.7% 24.0% 2.1%

Alumni Parent Percentage 48.2% 18.4% 27.2% 6.1%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 52.4% 15.7% 28.3% 3.7%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

K-12 Parent Percentage 50.0% 25.0% 19.8% 5.2%

Alumni Parent Percentage 43.0% 20.2% 33.3% 3.5%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 55.0% 17.3% 26.7% 1.0%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

K-12 Parent Percentage 45.8% 17.7% 32.3% 4.2%

Alumni Parent Percentage 46.5% 16.7% 34.2% 2.6%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 52.9% 9.4% 34.6% 3.1%

Total Percentage 55.6% 18.0% 23.7% 2.7%

Total Percentage 54.6% 18.2% 25.4% 1.7%

Total Percentage 52.6% 20.9% 24.4% 2.0%

Total Percentage 52.4% 16.7% 26.9% 4.0%

Total Percentage 50.4% 20.0% 26.9% 2.7%

Total Percentage 49.4% 13.5% 33.9% 3.2%

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Q16: Technology budget cut by more than $700,000

Q19: Eliminated a number of rigorous AP courses

Q14: Student access to the library reduced limiting independent research

Q11: $12 million cut over last five years

Alumni Parent Percentage 40.4% 25.4% 29.8% 4.4%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 52.4% 18.8% 25.7% 3.1%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

K-12 Parent Percentage 53.1% 15.6% 25.0% 6.3%

Alumni Parent Percentage 43.0% 21.9% 30.7% 4.4%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 48.2% 16.2% 31.4% 4.2%

K-12 Parent Percentage 50.0% 24.0% 21.9% 4.2%

Alumni Parent Percentage 43.0% 22.8% 28.9% 5.3%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 49.2% 25.7% 23.6% 1.6%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q17: Cuts guided by community-based committee

Q22: Eliminated foreign language programs in elementary and middle schools

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

K-12 Parent Percentage 51.0% 19.8% 22.9% 6.3%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

K-12 Parent Percentage 53.1% 15.6% 27.1% 4.2%

K-12 Parent Percentage 45.8% 16.7% 32.3% 5.2%

K-12 Parent Percentage 46.9% 22.9% 27.1% 3.1%

Alumni Parent Percentage 43.0% 20.2% 30.7% 6.1%

Alumni Parent Percentage 40.4% 19.3% 31.6% 8.8%

Alumni Parent Percentage 35.1% 22.8% 36.0% 6.1%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 46.6% 16.2% 33.0% 4.2%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 41.4% 15.2% 38.2% 5.2%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 39.8% 24.6% 30.4% 5.2%

Total Percentage 48.6% 20.9% 26.2% 4.2%

Total Percentage 47.9% 17.7% 29.7% 4.7%

Total Percentage 47.6% 24.4% 24.7% 3.2%

Total Percentage 47.1% 17.2% 30.9% 4.7%

Total Percentage 42.1% 16.7% 34.9% 6.2%

Total Percentage 40.1% 23.7% 31.2% 5.0%

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Q18: Eliminated District's distance learning program

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

K-12 Parent Percentage 33.3% 27.1% 33.3% 6.3%

Alumni Parent Percentage 33.3% 17.5% 33.3% 15.8%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 37.2% 22.0% 35.1% 5.8%

Total Percentage 35.2% 21.9% 34.2% 8.7%

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Tax Tolerance

Q25: Taxes increased by $21 per $100,000

Q26: Taxes increased by $42 per $100,000

Q27: Taxes increased by $63 per $100,000

Q28: Taxes increased by $84 per $100,000

Q29: Taxes increased by $105 per $100,000

Favor Oppose Undecided

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

K-12 Parent Percentage 76.0% 18.8% 5.2%

Alumni Parent Percentage 64.0% 28.9% 7.0%

K-12 Parent Percentage 65.6% 25.0% 9.4%

Alumni Parent Percentage 50.9% 42.1% 7.0%

K-12 Parent Percentage 55.2% 40.6% 3.1% 1.0%

Alumni Parent Percentage 39.5% 54.4% 6.1%

K-12 Parent Percentage 49.0% 45.8% 5.2%

Alumni Parent Percentage 33.3% 61.4% 4.4% .9%

K-12 Parent Percentage 42.7% 52.1% 5.2%

Alumni Parent Percentage 24.6% 68.4% 6.1% .9%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 70.7% 23.6% 5.8%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 61.3% 31.9% 6.3% .5%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 51.3% 40.8% 7.9%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 43.5% 46.6% 9.9%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 36.1% 53.9% 9.9%

Total Percentage 70.1% 23.9% 6.0%

Total Percentage 59.4% 33.2% 7.2% .2%

Total Percentage 48.9% 44.6% 6.2% .2%

Total Percentage 41.9% 50.6% 7.2% .2%

Total Percentage 34.4% 57.6% 7.7% .2%

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Oshkosh Area SchoolDistrict Community Survey - 2013 Evaluate the District

Q2: Grade the schools in the Oshkosh Area SD

Q3: Basis of grade

A B C D F Don't Know Refused

Experience of you or family Don't know Experience of friends or neighbors Info from Newspapers, radio or TV Info directly from District Refused

Q4: Grade job spending tax dollars wisely

A B C D F Don't know

Q5: Keeping the public informed about District plans

Q6: Grade the condition of classrooms, buildings and other facilities

A B C D F Don't know

A B C D F Don't know

K-12 Parent Percentage 11.5% 53.1% 20.8% 3.1% 5.2% 5.2% 1.0%

Alumni Parent Percentage 8.8% 41.2% 22.8% 2.6% 3.5% 20.2% .9%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 13.6% 31.4% 20.4% 2.1% .5% 31.4% .5%

Total Percentage 11.7% 39.4% 21.2% 2.5% 2.5% 21.9% .7%

K-12 Parent Percentage 70.8% 7.3%

Alumni Parent Percentage 46.5% 15.8%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 28.8% 29.3%

Percentage 43.9% 20.2%

14.6%

14.9%

23.6%

19.0%

2.1%

16.7%

12.6%

11.2%

5.2%

3.5% 2.6%

4.2% 1.6%

4.2% 1.5%

K-12 Parent Percentage 8.3% 35.4% 19.8% 15.6% 7.3% 13.5%

K-12 Parent Percentage 17.7% 31.3% 28.1% 13.5% 6.3% 3.1%

K-12 Parent Percentage 9.4% 43.8% 34.4% 5.2% 6.3% 1.0%

Alumni Parent Percentage 5.3% 24.6% 28.9% 9.6% 7.0% 24.6%

Alumni Parent Percentage 8.8% 31.6% 25.4% 14.0% 7.9% 12.3%

Alumni Parent Percentage 13.2% 31.6% 21.1% 6.1% 1.8% 26.3%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 7.9% 25.7% 21.5% 6.8% 3.1% 35.1%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 9.9% 30.9% 24.1% 6.3% 5.8% 23.0%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 13.1% 28.8% 23.0% 5.2% 1.0% 28.8%

Total

Total Percentage 7.2% 27.7% 23.2% 9.7% 5.2% 26.9%

Total Percentage 11.5% 31.2% 25.4% 10.2% 6.5% 15.2%

Total Percentage 12.2% 33.2% 25.2% 5.5% 2.5% 21.4%

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Q7: Grade financial management

A B C D F Don't know

Q8: Best thing about Oshkosh Area SD

Q9: One thing to change

Teachers A positive response Other/ Miscellaneous Specific programs Nothing Community involvement

Other/ Miscellaneous There is nothing to change Scheduling/ busing Smaller class sizes Facilities Change everything

K-12 Parent Percentage 5.2% 21.9% 35.4% 14.6% 8.3% 14.6%

Alumni Parent Percentage 3.5% 20.2% 29.8% 12.3% 5.3% 28.9%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 6.3% 28.8% 22.0% 4.7% 1.6% 36.6%

K-12 Parent Percentage 45.9% 21.2% 7.1% 10.6% 8.2% 7.1%

Alumni Parent Percentage 40.0% 28.2% 17.6% 5.9% 5.9% 2.4%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 34.4% 18.3% 21.4% 13.0% 6.9% 6.1%

K-12 Parent Percentage 69.9% 4.8% 9.6% 8.4% 3.6% 3.6%

Alumni Parent Percentage 66.7% 11.5% 6.4% 5.1% 9.0% 1.3%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 65.4% 14.6% 5.4% 6.2% 6.9% 1.5%

Total Percentage 5.2% 24.7% 27.4% 9.2% 4.2% 29.2%

Total Percentage 39.2% 21.9% 16.3% 10.3% 7.0% 5.3%

Total Percentage 67.0% 11.0% 6.9% 6.5% 6.5% 2.1%

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Community Perception

Q34: Never vote for tax increase

Q35: Trust to spend tax dollars wisely

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

K-12 Parent Percentage 4.2% 12.5% 38.5% 43.8% 1.0%

K-12 Parent Percentage 14.6% 43.8% 26.0% 8.3% 7.3%

Alumni Parent Percentage 7.9% 9.6% 47.4% 34.2% .9%

Alumni Parent Percentage 10.5% 38.6% 22.8% 10.5% 17.5%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 8.9% 6.8% 46.1% 36.1% 2.1%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 9.9% 48.7% 16.2% 8.4% 16.8%

Total Percentage 7.5% 9.0% 44.6% 37.4% 1.5%

Total Percentage 11.2% 44.6% 20.4% 9.0% 14.7%

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Oshkosh Area SchoolDistrict Community Survey - 2013 Information and Communications

Q36: Source of information

Q37: Informed about events in the District

A local newspaper Friends and neighbors Radio or TV Information sent or posted by the District Other Information sent or posted by an individual school A statewide newspaper

Very well informed Somewhat informed Not very well informed Uninformed DK/ Refused

K-12 Parent Percentage 27.1% 19.8% 15.6%

Alumni Parent Percentage 38.6% 28.1% 18.4%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 34.0% 25.1% 17.8%

Percentage 33.7% 24.7% 17.5%

17.7%

7.0%

9.9%

11.0%

8.3%

2.6%

8.9%

7.0%

9.4%

3.5%

2.1%

4.2%

2.1%

1.8%

2.1%

2.0%

K-12 Parent Percentage 36.5% 49.0% 11.5% 3.1%

K-12 Parent Percentage

Q38: Way to communicate

Printed newsletters or direct mail Local newspaper Email, text or electronic newsletters Social media Web pages Don't know Automated calls from school

Alumni Parent Percentage 21.1% 37.7% 31.6% 7.9% 1.8%

Alumni Parent Percentage

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage 10.5% 38.2% 39.3% 10.5% 1.6%

Parent Status Non-parent Percentage

Total

Total Percentage 19.7% 40.6% 30.4% 8.0% 1.2%

Total Percentage

33.3%

27.2%

26.7%

28.4%

11.5%

40.4%

22.0%

24.7%

38.5%

11.4%

19.9%

21.9%

4.2% 5.2% 4.2% 3.1%

9.6% 2.6% 6.1% 2.6%

13.6% 10.5% 4.7% 2.6%

10.2% 7.0% 5.0% 2.7%

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Benchmarks

Q10: Favor or oppose revenue cap increase

Q24: Favor or oppose after information

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Homeowner Percentage 53.2% 32.6% 14.2%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 58.8% 27.7% 12.6% .8%

Homeowner Percentage 54.3% 32.3% 13.5%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 61.3% 26.9% 10.9% .8%

Total Percentage 54.9% 31.2% 13.7% .2%

Total Percentage 56.4% 30.7% 12.7% .2%

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Statements

Q12: Eliminated more than 40 teaching positions

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q13: Class size has increased at all grade levels

Q23: District has closed two elementary schools and might be forced to close more

Q20: Without additional revenue, cut more than $11 million over next two years

Q15: Budget for classroom supplies cut by 20%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Homeowner Percentage 53.9% 16.3% 27.0% 2.8%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 59.7% 21.8% 16.0% 2.5%

Homeowner Percentage 55.0% 15.6% 27.3% 2.1%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 53.8% 24.4% 21.0% .8%

Homeowner Percentage 52.8% 18.8% 26.6% 1.8%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 52.1% 26.1% 19.3% 2.5%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Homeowner Percentage 50.4% 14.2% 32.3% 3.2%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 57.1% 22.7% 14.3% 5.9%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Homeowner Percentage 48.9% 18.8% 29.8% 2.5%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 53.8% 22.7% 20.2% 3.4%

Total Percentage 55.6% 18.0% 23.7% 2.7%

Total Percentage 54.6% 18.2% 25.4% 1.7%

Total Percentage 52.6% 20.9% 24.4% 2.0%

Total Percentage 52.4% 16.7% 26.9% 4.0%

Total Percentage 50.4% 20.0% 26.9% 2.7%

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Q21: District has lowest tax rate in the area

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q16: Technology budget cut by more than $700,000

Q19: Eliminated a number of rigorous AP courses

Q14: Student access to the library reduced limiting independent research

Q11: $12 million cut over last five years

Homeowner Percentage 44.7% 14.5% 37.9% 2.8%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 60.5% 10.9% 24.4% 4.2%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Homeowner Percentage 48.2% 19.5% 27.0% 5.3%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 49.6% 24.4% 24.4% 1.7%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Homeowner Percentage 47.9% 15.6% 31.9% 4.6%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 47.9% 22.7% 24.4% 5.0%

Homeowner Percentage 45.0% 24.5% 27.7% 2.8%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 53.8% 24.4% 17.6% 4.2%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Homeowner Percentage 46.5% 16.0% 33.7% 3.9%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 48.7% 20.2% 24.4% 6.7%

Total Percentage 49.4% 13.5% 33.9% 3.2%

Total Percentage 48.6% 20.9% 26.2% 4.2%

Total Percentage 47.9% 17.7% 29.7% 4.7%

Total Percentage 47.6% 24.4% 24.7% 3.2%

Total Percentage 47.1% 17.2% 30.9% 4.7%

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Q17: Cuts guided by community-based committee

Q22: Eliminated foreign language programs in elementary and middle schools

Q18: Eliminated District's distance learning program

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Homeowner Percentage 39.7% 18.4% 36.9% 5.0%

Homeowner Percentage 39.7% 22.7% 33.7% 3.9%

Homeowner Percentage 32.6% 23.0% 35.8% 8.5%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 47.9% 12.6% 30.3% 9.2%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 41.2% 26.1% 25.2% 7.6%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 41.2% 19.3% 30.3% 9.2%

Total Percentage 42.1% 16.7% 34.9% 6.2%

Total Percentage 40.1% 23.7% 31.2% 5.0%

Total Percentage 35.2% 21.9% 34.2% 8.7%

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Tax Tolerance

Q25: Taxes increased by $21 per $100,000

Q26: Taxes increased by $42 per $100,000

Q27: Taxes increased by $63 per $100,000

Q28: Taxes increased by $84 per $100,000

Q29: Taxes increased by $105 per $100,000

Favor Oppose Undecided

Homeowner Percentage 66.3% 27.3% 6.4%

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Homeowner Percentage 55.7% 36.2% 7.8% .4%

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Homeowner Percentage 47.2% 46.1% 6.4% .4%

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 79.0% 16.0% 5.0%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 68.1% 26.1% 5.9%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 52.9% 41.2% 5.9%

Homeowner Percentage 40.4% 52.8% 6.7%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 45.4% 45.4% 8.4% .8%

Homeowner Percentage 33.0% 59.6% 7.4%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 37.8% 52.9% 8.4% .8%

Total Percentage 70.1% 23.9% 6.0%

Total Percentage 59.4% 33.2% 7.2% .2%

Total Percentage 48.9% 44.6% 6.2% .2%

Total Percentage 41.9% 50.6% 7.2% .2%

Total Percentage 34.4% 57.6% 7.7% .2%

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Evaluate the District

Q2: Grade the schools in the Oshkosh Area SD

Q3: Basis of grade

A B C D F Don't Know Refused

Experience of you or family Don't know Experience of friends or neighbors Info from Newspapers, radio or TV Info directly from District Refused

Q4: Grade job spending tax dollars wisely

A B C D F Don't know

Q5: Keeping the public informed about District plans

A B C D F Don't know

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 16.0% 28.6% 21.8% 2.5% 3.4% 27.7%

Homeowner Percentage 9.9% 44.0% 20.9% 2.5% 2.1% 19.5% 1.1%

Total Percentage 11.7% 39.4% 21.2% 2.5% 2.5% 21.9% .7%

Homeowner Percentage 46.8% 17.7%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 37.0% 26.1%

Percentage 43.9% 20.2%

19.9%

16.8%

19.0%

9.2%

16.0%

11.2%

5.0% 1.4%

2.5% 1.7%

4.2% 1.5%

Homeowner Percentage 5.7% 26.2% 25.2% 11.7% 5.7% 25.5%

Homeowner Percentage 9.2% 34.0% 26.2% 10.6% 5.0% 14.9%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 10.9% 31.1% 18.5% 5.0% 4.2% 30.3%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 16.8% 24.4% 23.5% 9.2% 10.1% 16.0%

Total

Total Percentage 7.2% 27.7% 23.2% 9.7% 5.2% 26.9%

Total Percentage 11.5% 31.2% 25.4% 10.2% 6.5% 15.2%

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Q6: Grade the condition of classrooms, buildings and other facilities

Q7: Grade financial management

Q8: Best thing about Oshkosh Area SD

Q9: One thing to change

A B C D F Don't know

A B C D F Don't know

Teachers A positive response Other/ Miscellaneous Specific programs Nothing Community involvement

Other/ Miscellaneous There is nothing to change Scheduling/ busing Smaller class sizes Facilities Change everything

Homeowner Percentage 12.4% 34.4% 26.2% 5.3% 2.1% 19.5%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 11.8% 30.3% 22.7% 5.9% 3.4% 26.1%

Homeowner Percentage 5.0% 20.2% 31.6% 11.3% 4.6% 27.3%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 5.9% 35.3% 17.6% 4.2% 3.4% 33.6%

Homeowner Percentage 41.6% 23.3% 13.7% 11.9% 5.0% 4.6%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 32.9% 18.3% 23.2% 6.1% 12.2% 7.3%

Homeowner Percentage 71.4% 8.8% 6.9% 4.6% 7.4% .9%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 54.1% 17.6% 6.8% 12.2% 4.1% 5.4%

Total Percentage 12.2% 33.2% 25.2% 5.5% 2.5% 21.4%

Total Percentage 5.2% 24.7% 27.4% 9.2% 4.2% 29.2%

Total Percentage 39.2% 21.9% 16.3% 10.3% 7.0% 5.3%

Total Percentage 67.0% 11.0% 6.9% 6.5% 6.5% 2.1%

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Community Perception

Q34: Never vote for tax increase

Q35: Trust to spend tax dollars wisely

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 7.6% 7.6% 51.3% 32.8% .8%

Homeowner Percentage 7.4% 9.6% 41.8% 39.4% 1.8%

Homeowner Percentage 9.9% 44.0% 23.8% 9.2% 13.1%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 14.3% 46.2% 12.6% 8.4% 18.5%

Total Percentage 7.5% 9.0% 44.6% 37.4% 1.5%

Total Percentage 11.2% 44.6% 20.4% 9.0% 14.7%

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Information and Communications

Q36: Source of information

Q37: Informed about events in the District

A local newspaper Friends and neighbors Radio or TV Information sent or posted by the District Other Information sent or posted by an individual school A statewide newspaper

Very well informed Somewhat informed Not very well informed Uninformed DK/ Refused

Homeowner Percentage 34.4% 20.9% 19.1%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 31.9% 33.6% 13.4%

Percentage 33.7% 24.7% 17.5%

12.8%

6.7%

11.0%

6.7%

7.6%

7.0%

4.3%

4.2%

4.2%

1.8%

2.5%

2.0%

Homeowner Percentage 21.3% 42.6% 30.1% 5.0% 1.1%

Homeowner Percentage

Q38: Way to communicate

Printed newsletters or direct mail Local newspaper Email, text or electronic newsletters Social media Web pages Don't know Automated calls from school

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage 16.0% 36.1% 31.1% 15.1% 1.7%

Homeowner or renter Renter Percentage

Total

Total Percentage 19.7% 40.6% 30.4% 8.0% 1.2%

Total Percentage

28.7%

27.7%

28.4%

24.1%

26.1%

24.7%

23.4%

18.5%

21.9%

9.6% 7.1% 4.6% 2.5%

11.8% 6.7% 5.9% 3.4%

10.2% 7.0% 5.0% 2.7%

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Benchmarks

Q10: Favor or oppose revenue cap increase

Q24: Favor or oppose after information

Favor Oppose Undecided

Favor Oppose Undecided

High school Percentage 53.7% 32.9% 13.4%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 52.6% 29.6% 17.8%

High school Percentage 59.8% 28.0% 12.2%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 54.6% 31.6% 13.8%

Total

Percentage 53.0% 30.8% 16.2%

Total

Percentage 56.4% 30.3% 13.2%

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Statements

Q12: Eliminated more than 40 teaching positions

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q13: Class size has increased at all grade levels

Q23: District has closed two elementary schools and might be forced to close more

Q20: Without additional revenue, cut more than $11 million over next two years

Q15: Budget for classroom supplies cut by 20%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

High school Percentage 64.6% 14.6% 19.5% 1.2%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 54.6% 13.2% 29.6% 2.6%

High school Percentage 57.3% 12.2% 29.3% 1.2%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 54.6% 16.4% 27.0% 2.0%

High school Percentage 50.0% 19.5% 30.5%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 48.7% 21.7% 27.6% 2.0%

High school Percentage 53.7% 13.4% 25.6% 7.3%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 50.7% 11.8% 34.9% 2.6%

High school Percentage 50.0% 13.4% 31.7% 4.9%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 49.3% 20.4% 28.9% 1.3%

Total

Percentage 58.1% 13.7% 26.1% 2.1%

Total

Percentage 55.6% 15.0% 27.8% 1.7%

Total

Percentage 49.1% 20.9% 28.6% 1.3%

Total

Percentage 51.7% 12.4% 31.6% 4.3%

Total

Percentage 49.6% 17.9% 29.9% 2.6%

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Q21: District has lowest tax rate in the area

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q16: Technology budget cut by more than $700,000

Q19: Eliminated a number of rigorous AP courses

Q14: Student access to the library reduced limiting independent research

Q11: $12 million cut over last five years

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

High school Percentage 48.8% 12.2% 36.6% 2.4%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 48.7% 11.8% 37.5% 2.0%

High school Percentage 53.7% 14.6% 29.3% 2.4%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 50.7% 19.1% 27.0% 3.3%

High school Percentage 41.5% 18.3% 37.8% 2.4%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 48.7% 13.2% 32.9% 5.3%

High school Percentage 57.3% 17.1% 24.4% 1.2%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 42.1% 23.7% 30.9% 3.3%

High school Percentage 53.7% 18.3% 24.4% 3.7%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 46.1% 13.2% 37.5% 3.3%

Total

Percentage 48.7% 12.0% 37.2% 2.1%

Total

Percentage 51.7% 17.5% 27.8% 3.0%

Total

Percentage 46.2% 15.0% 34.6% 4.3%

Total

Percentage 47.4% 21.4% 28.6% 2.6%

Total

Percentage 48.7% 15.0% 32.9% 3.4%

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Q17: Cuts guided by community-based committee

Q22: Eliminated foreign language programs in elementary and middle schools

Q18: Eliminated District's distance learning program

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

High school Percentage 40.2% 9.8% 45.1% 4.9%

High school Percentage 36.6% 29.3% 30.5% 3.7%

High school Percentage 41.5% 17.1% 30.5% 11.0%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 41.4% 16.4% 37.5% 4.6%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 41.4% 19.1% 36.2% 3.3%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 32.9% 20.4% 40.1% 6.6%

Total

Percentage 41.0% 14.1% 40.2% 4.7%

Total

Percentage 39.7% 22.6% 34.2% 3.4%

Total

Percentage 35.9% 19.2% 36.8% 8.1%

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Tax Tolerance

Q25: Taxes increased by $21 per $100,000

Q26: Taxes increased by $42 per $100,000

Q27: Taxes increased by $63 per $100,000

Q28: Taxes increased by $84 per $100,000

Q29: Taxes increased by $105 per $100,000

Favor Oppose Undecided

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided

Favor Oppose Undecided

Favor Oppose Undecided

High school Percentage 75.6% 18.3% 6.1%

High school Percentage 61.0% 30.5% 7.3% 1.2%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 68.4% 26.3% 5.3%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 60.5% 34.2% 5.3%

High school Percentage 48.8% 48.8% 2.4%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 49.3% 42.1% 8.6%

High school Percentage 41.5% 56.1% 2.4%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 40.8% 50.7% 8.6%

High school Percentage 32.9% 63.4% 3.7%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 34.9% 57.2% 7.9%

Total

Percentage 70.9% 23.5% 5.6%

Total

Percentage 60.7% 32.9% 6.0% .4%

Total

Percentage 49.1% 44.4% 6.4%

Total

Percentage 41.0% 52.6% 6.4%

Total

Percentage 34.2% 59.4% 6.4%

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Evaluate the District

Q2: Grade the schools in the Oshkosh Area SD

Q3: Basis of grade

A B C D F Don't Know Refused

Experience of you or family Experience of friends or neighbors Don't know Info from Newspapers, radio or TV Info directly from District Refused

Q4: Grade job spending tax dollars wisely

A B C D F Don't know

Q5: Keeping the public informed about District plans

A B C D F Don't know

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 10.5% 41.4% 23.0% 2.6% .7% 20.4% 1.3%

High school Percentage 9.8% 45.1% 20.7% 3.7% 3.7% 17.1%

Total

Percentage 10.3% 42.7% 22.2% 3.0% 1.7% 19.2% .9%

High school Percentage 45.1%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 47.4%

Percentage 46.6%

14.6%

21.1%

18.8%

14.6%

17.8%

16.7%

19.5%

7.9%

12.0%

4.9% 1.2%

4.6% 1.3%

4.7% 1.3%

High school Percentage 9.8% 23.2% 25.6% 12.2% 4.9% 24.4%

High school Percentage 9.8% 36.6% 19.5% 13.4% 6.1% 14.6%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 3.9% 28.9% 25.0% 11.8% 5.9% 24.3%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 11.8% 31.6% 33.6% 5.3% 3.3% 14.5%

Total

Total

Percentage 6.0% 26.9% 25.2% 12.0% 5.6% 24.4%

Total

Percentage 11.1% 33.3% 28.6% 8.1% 4.3% 14.5%

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Q6: Grade the condition of classrooms, buildings and other facilities

Q7: Grade financial management

Q8: Best thing about Oshkosh Area SD

Q9: One thing to change

A B C D F Don't know

A B C D F Don't know

Teachers A positive response Other/ Miscellaneous Specific programs Nothing Community involvement

Other/ Miscellaneous There is nothing to change Smaller class sizes Scheduling/ busing Facilities Change everything

High school Percentage 13.4% 29.3% 23.2% 6.1% 1.2% 26.8%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 11.2% 34.9% 29.6% 3.9% 2.6% 17.8%

High school Percentage 4.9% 18.3% 34.1% 8.5% 4.9% 29.3%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 2.6% 25.0% 28.9% 11.2% 3.3% 28.9%

High school Percentage 35.5% 22.6% 22.6% 6.5% 8.1% 4.8%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 38.3% 22.5% 18.3% 13.3% 4.2% 3.3%

High school Percentage 63.1% 13.8% 9.2% 7.7% 6.2%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 74.6% 7.0% 5.3% 6.1% 6.1% .9%

Total

Percentage 12.0% 32.9% 27.4% 4.7% 2.1% 20.9%

Total

Percentage 3.4% 22.6% 30.8% 10.3% 3.8% 29.1%

Total

Percentage 37.4% 22.5% 19.8% 11.0% 5.5% 3.8%

Total

Percentage 70.4% 9.5% 6.7% 6.7% 6.1% .6%

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Community Perception

Q34: Never vote for tax increase

Q35: Trust to spend tax dollars wisely

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 6.6% 8.6% 39.5% 42.1% 3.3%

High school Percentage 8.5% 7.3% 50.0% 34.1%

High school Percentage 14.6% 41.5% 24.4% 6.1% 13.4%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 15.1% 42.8% 23.0% 7.9% 11.2%

Total

Percentage 7.3% 8.1% 43.2% 39.3% 2.1%

Total

Percentage 15.0% 42.3% 23.5% 7.3% 12.0%

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Information and Communications

Q36: Source of information

Q37: Informed about events in the District

A local newspaper Friends and neighbors Radio or TV Information sent or posted by the District Information sent or posted by an individual school Other A statewide newspaper

Very well informed Somewhat informed Not very well informed Uninformed DK/ Refused

High school Percentage 37.8% 20.7% 23.2%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 34.2% 21.1% 19.1%

Percentage 35.5% 20.9% 20.5%

11.0%

12.5%

12.0%

2.4%

5.9%

4.7%

3.7% 1.2%

5.3% 2.0%

4.7% 1.7%

High school Percentage 26.8% 41.5% 22.0% 8.5% 1.2%

High school Percentage

Q38: Way to communicate

Printed newsletters or direct mail Local newspaper Email, text or electronic newsletters Social media Web pages Don't know Automated calls from school

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage 22.4% 44.1% 27.6% 3.9% 2.0%

Education some college, BS/ BA or graduate school Percentage

Total

Total

Percentage 23.9% 43.2% 25.6% 5.6% 1.7%

Total

Percentage

28.0%

28.9%

28.6%

32.9%

25.0%

27.8%

19.5%

23.7%

22.2%

9.8% 2.4% 6.1% 1.2%

6.6% 8.6% 3.9% 3.3%

7.7% 6.4% 4.7% 2.6%

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Benchmarks

Q10: Favor or oppose revenue cap increase

Q24: Favor or oppose after information

Favor Oppose Undecided

Below $50,000 Percentage 58.0% 27.3% 14.8%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 50.0% 32.9% 17.1%

Favor Oppose Undecided

Below $50,000 Percentage 58.0% 27.3% 14.8%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 55.5% 32.2% 12.3%

Total Percentage 53.0% 30.8% 16.2%

Total Percentage 56.4% 30.3% 13.2%

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Statements

Q12: Eliminated more than 40 teaching positions

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q13: Class size has increased at all grade levels

Q23: District has closed two elementary schools and might be forced to close more

Q20: Without additional revenue, cut more than $11 million over next two years

Q15: Budget for classroom supplies cut by 20%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Below $50,000 Percentage 58.0% 11.4% 28.4% 2.3%

Below $50,000 Percentage 60.2% 12.5% 27.3%

Below $50,000 Percentage 45.5% 26.1% 27.3% 1.1%

Below $50,000 Percentage 51.1% 13.6% 29.5% 5.7%

Below $50,000 Percentage 51.1% 19.3% 29.5%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 58.2% 15.1% 24.7% 2.1%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 52.7% 16.4% 28.1% 2.7%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 51.4% 17.8% 29.5% 1.4%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 52.1% 11.6% 32.9% 3.4%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 48.6% 17.1% 30.1% 4.1%

Total Percentage 58.1% 13.7% 26.1% 2.1%

Total Percentage 55.6% 15.0% 27.8% 1.7%

Total Percentage 49.1% 20.9% 28.6% 1.3%

Total Percentage 51.7% 12.4% 31.6% 4.3%

Total Percentage 49.6% 17.9% 29.9% 2.6%

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Q21: District has lowest tax rate in the area

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q16: Technology budget cut by more than $700,000

Q19: Eliminated a number of rigorous AP courses

Q14: Student access to the library reduced limiting independent research

Q11: $12 million cut over last five years

Below $50,000 Percentage 53.4% 9.1% 36.4% 1.1%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 45.9% 13.7% 37.7% 2.7%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Below $50,000 Percentage 55.7% 12.5% 30.7% 1.1%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 49.3% 20.5% 26.0% 4.1%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Below $50,000 Percentage 38.6% 14.8% 42.0% 4.5%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 50.7% 15.1% 30.1% 4.1%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Below $50,000 Percentage 48.9% 19.3% 31.8%

Below $50,000 Percentage 47.7% 14.8% 34.1% 3.4%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 46.6% 22.6% 26.7% 4.1%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 49.3% 15.1% 32.2% 3.4%

Total Percentage 48.7% 12.0% 37.2% 2.1%

Total Percentage 51.7% 17.5% 27.8% 3.0%

Total Percentage 46.2% 15.0% 34.6% 4.3%

Total Percentage 47.4% 21.4% 28.6% 2.6%

Total Percentage 48.7% 15.0% 32.9% 3.4%

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Q17: Cuts guided by community-based committee

Q22: Eliminated foreign language programs in elementary and middle schools

Q18: Eliminated District's distance learning program

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Below $50,000 Percentage 39.8% 13.6% 42.0% 4.5%

Below $50,000 Percentage 40.9% 26.1% 30.7% 2.3%

Below $50,000 Percentage 43.2% 11.4% 39.8% 5.7%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 41.8% 14.4% 39.0% 4.8%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 39.0% 20.5% 36.3% 4.1%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 31.5% 24.0% 34.9% 9.6%

Total Percentage 41.0% 14.1% 40.2% 4.7%

Total Percentage 39.7% 22.6% 34.2% 3.4%

Total Percentage 35.9% 19.2% 36.8% 8.1%

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Tax Tolerance

Q25: Taxes increased by $21 per $100,000

Q26: Taxes increased by $42 per $100,000

Q27: Taxes increased by $63 per $100,000

Q28: Taxes increased by $84 per $100,000

Q29: Taxes increased by $105 per $100,000

Favor Oppose Undecided

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Below $50,000 Percentage 73.9% 19.3% 6.8%

Below $50,000 Percentage 69.3% 25.0% 5.7%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 69.2% 26.0% 4.8%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 55.5% 37.7% 6.2% .7%

Favor Oppose Undecided

Below $50,000 Percentage 50.0% 44.3% 5.7%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 48.6% 44.5% 6.8%

Favor Oppose Undecided

Below $50,000 Percentage 37.5% 58.0% 4.5%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 43.2% 49.3% 7.5%

Favor Oppose Undecided

Below $50,000 Percentage 28.4% 63.6% 8.0%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 37.7% 56.8% 5.5%

Total Percentage 70.9% 23.5% 5.6%

Total Percentage 60.7% 32.9% 6.0% .4%

Total Percentage 49.1% 44.4% 6.4%

Total Percentage 41.0% 52.6% 6.4%

Total Percentage 34.2% 59.4% 6.4%

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Evaluate the District

Q2: Grade the schools in the Oshkosh Area SD

Q3: Basis of grade

A B C D F Don't Know Refused

Experience of you or family Experience of friends or neighbors Don't know Info from Newspapers, radio or TV Info directly from District Refused

Q4: Grade job spending tax dollars wisely

A B C D F Don't know

Q5: Keeping the public informed about District plans

A B C D F Don't know

Below $50,000 Percentage 13.6% 35.2% 20.5% 6.8% 3.4% 20.5%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 8.2% 47.3% 23.3% .7% .7% 18.5% 1.4%

Total Percentage 10.3% 42.7% 22.2% 3.0% 1.7% 19.2% .9%

Below $50,000 Percentage 39.8%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 50.7%

Percentage 46.6%

18.2%

19.2%

18.8%

15.9%

17.1%

16.7%

18.2%

8.2%

12.0%

6.8% 1.1%

3.4% 1.4%

4.7% 1.3%

Below $50,000 Percentage 6.8% 26.1% 22.7% 8.0% 8.0% 28.4%

Below $50,000 Percentage 9.1% 31.8% 33.0% 5.7% 5.7% 14.8%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 5.5% 27.4% 26.7% 14.4% 4.1% 21.9%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 12.3% 34.2% 26.0% 9.6% 3.4% 14.4%

Total

Total Percentage 6.0% 26.9% 25.2% 12.0% 5.6% 24.4%

Total Percentage 11.1% 33.3% 28.6% 8.1% 4.3% 14.5%

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Q6: Grade the condition of classrooms, buildings and other facilities

Q7: Grade financial management

Q8: Best thing about Oshkosh Area SD

Q9: One thing to change

A B C D F Don't know

A B C D F Don't know

Teachers A positive response Other/ Miscellaneous Specific programs Nothing Community involvement

Other/ Miscellaneous There is nothing to change Smaller class sizes Scheduling/ busing Facilities Change everything

Below $50,000 Percentage 10.2% 29.5% 23.9% 5.7% 2.3% 28.4%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 13.0% 34.9% 29.5% 4.1% 2.1% 16.4%

Below $50,000 Percentage 3.4% 22.7% 29.5% 3.4% 5.7% 35.2%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 3.4% 22.6% 31.5% 14.4% 2.7% 25.3%

Below $50,000 Percentage 29.6% 22.5% 23.9% 11.3% 9.9% 2.8%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 42.3% 22.5% 17.1% 10.8% 2.7% 4.5%

Below $50,000 Percentage 52.9% 11.4% 12.9% 11.4% 10.0% 1.4%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 81.7% 8.3% 2.8% 3.7% 3.7%

Total Percentage 12.0% 32.9% 27.4% 4.7% 2.1% 20.9%

Total Percentage 3.4% 22.6% 30.8% 10.3% 3.8% 29.1%

Total Percentage 37.4% 22.5% 19.8% 11.0% 5.5% 3.8%

Total Percentage 70.4% 9.5% 6.7% 6.7% 6.1% .6%

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Community Perception

Q34: Never vote for tax increase

Q35: Trust to spend tax dollars wisely

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 5.5% 8.2% 45.9% 38.4% 2.1%

Below $50,000 Percentage 10.2% 8.0% 38.6% 40.9% 2.3%

Below $50,000 Percentage 19.3% 43.2% 19.3% 3.4% 14.8%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 12.3% 41.8% 26.0% 9.6% 10.3%

Total Percentage 7.3% 8.1% 43.2% 39.3% 2.1%

Total Percentage 15.0% 42.3% 23.5% 7.3% 12.0%

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Information and Communications

Q36: Source of information

Q37: Informed about events in the District

A local newspaper Friends and neighbors Radio or TV Information sent or posted by the District Information sent or posted by an individual school Other A statewide newspaper

Very well informed Somewhat informed Not very well informed Uninformed DK/ Refused

Below $50,000 Percentage 40.9% 21.6% 17.0%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 32.2% 20.5% 22.6%

Percentage 35.5% 20.9% 20.5%

10.2%

13.0%

12.0%

4.5%

4.8%

4.7%

4.5% 1.1%

4.8% 2.1%

4.7% 1.7%

Below $50,000 Percentage 20.5% 43.2% 30.7% 4.5% 1.1%

Below $50,000 Percentage

Q38: Way to communicate

Printed newsletters or direct mail Local newspaper Email, text or electronic newsletters Social media Web pages Don't know Automated calls from school

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage 26.0% 43.2% 22.6% 6.2% 2.1%

Income $50,000 and higher Percentage

Total

Total Percentage 23.9% 43.2% 25.6% 5.6% 1.7%

Total Percentage

31.8%

26.7%

28.6%

28.4%

27.4%

27.8%

17.0%

25.3%

22.2%

10.2% 4.5% 3.4% 4.5%

6.2% 7.5% 5.5% 1.4%

7.7% 6.4% 4.7% 2.6%

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Benchmarks

Q10: Favor or oppose revenue cap increase

Q24: Favor or oppose after information

Favor Oppose Undecided

15 years or less Percentage 50.6% 32.1% 17.3%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 57.4% 29.5% 13.1%

Favor Oppose Undecided

15 years or less Percentage 56.5% 32.1% 11.3%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 54.1% 27.9% 18.0%

Total Percentage 52.4% 31.4% 16.2%

Total Percentage 55.9% 31.0% 13.1%

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Statements

Q12: Eliminated more than 40 teaching positions

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q13: Class size has increased at all grade levels

Q23: District has closed two elementary schools and might be forced to close more

Q20: Without additional revenue, cut more than $11 million over next two years

Q15: Budget for classroom supplies cut by 20%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

15 years or less Percentage 56.0% 14.3% 27.4% 2.4%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 62.3% 11.5% 24.6% 1.6%

15 years or less Percentage 54.2% 15.5% 28.6% 1.8%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 55.7% 14.8% 27.9% 1.6%

15 years or less Percentage 45.8% 22.6% 30.4% 1.2%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 57.4% 16.4% 26.2%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

15 years or less Percentage 51.2% 11.9% 33.3% 3.6%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 54.1% 11.5% 29.5% 4.9%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

15 years or less Percentage 47.0% 19.0% 32.1% 1.8%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 52.5% 16.4% 26.2% 4.9%

Total Percentage 57.6% 13.5% 26.6% 2.2%

Total Percentage 54.6% 15.3% 28.4% 1.7%

Total Percentage 48.9% 21.0% 29.3% .9%

Total Percentage 52.0% 11.8% 32.3% 3.9%

Total Percentage 48.5% 18.3% 30.6% 2.6%

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Q21: District has lowest tax rate in the area

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q16: Technology budget cut by more than $700,000

Q19: Eliminated a number of rigorous AP courses

Q14: Student access to the library reduced limiting independent research

Q11: $12 million cut over last five years

15 years or less Percentage 46.4% 11.9% 38.7% 3.0%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 52.5% 11.5% 36.1%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

15 years or less Percentage 51.8% 18.5% 26.2% 3.6%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 49.2% 14.8% 34.4% 1.6%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

15 years or less Percentage 42.9% 17.3% 35.1% 4.8%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 54.1% 8.2% 34.4% 3.3%

15 years or less Percentage 44.0% 21.4% 31.5% 3.0%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 55.7% 19.7% 23.0% 1.6%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

15 years or less Percentage 48.8% 13.7% 33.9% 3.6%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 49.2% 16.4% 31.1% 3.3%

Total Percentage 48.0% 11.8% 38.0% 2.2%

Total Percentage 51.1% 17.5% 28.4% 3.1%

Total Percentage 45.9% 14.8% 34.9% 4.4%

Total Percentage 47.2% 21.0% 29.3% 2.6%

Total Percentage 48.9% 14.4% 33.2% 3.5%

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Q17: Cuts guided by community-based committee

Q22: Eliminated foreign language programs in elementary and middle schools

Q18: Eliminated District's distance learning program

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

15 years or less Percentage 38.1% 14.9% 41.7% 5.4%

15 years or less Percentage 38.7% 22.0% 35.1% 4.2%

15 years or less Percentage 35.7% 17.9% 39.9% 6.5%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 44.3% 13.1% 39.3% 3.3%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 45.9% 21.3% 31.1% 1.6%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 34.4% 23.0% 31.1% 11.5%

Total Percentage 39.7% 14.4% 41.0% 4.8%

Total Percentage 40.6% 21.8% 34.1% 3.5%

Total Percentage 35.4% 19.2% 37.6% 7.9%

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Tax Tolerance

Q25: Taxes increased by $21 per $100,000

Q26: Taxes increased by $42 per $100,000

Q27: Taxes increased by $63 per $100,000

Q28: Taxes increased by $84 per $100,000

Q29: Taxes increased by $105 per $100,000

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 70.5% 19.7% 9.8%

Favor Oppose Undecided

15 years or less Percentage 70.8% 25.0% 4.2%

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

15 years or less Percentage 60.7% 34.5% 4.2% .6%

Favor Oppose Undecided

15 years or less Percentage 48.2% 45.2% 6.5%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 49.2% 44.3% 6.6%

Favor Oppose Undecided

15 years or less Percentage 41.1% 53.0% 6.0%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 39.3% 52.5% 8.2%

Favor Oppose Undecided

15 years or less Percentage 35.1% 58.3% 6.5%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 31.1% 62.3% 6.6%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 57.4% 31.1% 11.5%

Total Percentage 70.7% 23.6% 5.7%

Total Percentage 59.8% 33.6% 6.1% .4%

Total Percentage 48.5% 45.0% 6.6%

Total Percentage 40.6% 52.8% 6.6%

Total Percentage 34.1% 59.4% 6.6%

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Evaluate the District

Q2: Grade the schools in the Oshkosh Area SD

Q3: Basis of grade

A B C D F Don't Know Refused

Experience of you or family Experience of friends or neighbors Don't know Info from Newspapers, radio or TV Info directly from District Refused

Q4: Grade job spending tax dollars wisely

A B C D F Don't know

Q5: Keeping the public informed about District plans

A B C D F Don't know

15 years or less Percentage 10.7% 36.9% 24.4% 2.4% 1.8% 22.6% 1.2%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 6.6% 60.7% 16.4% 4.9% 1.6% 9.8%

Total Percentage 9.6% 43.2% 22.3% 3.1% 1.7% 19.2% .9%

15 years or less Percentage 38.7%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 65.6%

Percentage 45.9%

19.6%

18.0%

19.2%

20.2%

6.6%

16.6%

13.7%

8.2%

12.2%

6.0% 1.8%

1.6%

4.8% 1.3%

15 years or less Percentage 5.4% 25.6% 22.6% 13.7% 7.7% 25.0%

15 years or less Percentage 11.9% 27.4% 29.8% 9.5% 5.4% 16.1%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 6.6% 26.2% 34.4% 8.2% 24.6%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 9.8% 49.2% 23.0% 4.9% 1.6% 11.5%

Total

Total Percentage 5.7% 25.8% 25.8% 12.2% 5.7% 24.9%

Total Percentage 11.4% 33.2% 27.9% 8.3% 4.4% 14.8%

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Q6: Grade the condition of classrooms, buildings and other facilities

Q7: Grade financial management

Q8: Best thing about Oshkosh Area SD

Q9: One thing to change

A B C D F Don't know

A B C D F Don't know

Teachers A positive response Other/ Miscellaneous Specific programs Nothing Community involvement

Other/ Miscellaneous There is nothing to change Smaller class sizes Facilities Scheduling/ busing Change everything

15 years or less Percentage 9.5% 29.2% 29.2% 4.8% 3.0% 24.4%

15 years or less Percentage 3.0% 22.0% 28.0% 11.3% 5.4% 30.4%

15 years or less Percentage 36.8% 23.2% 19.2% 10.4% 6.4% 4.0%

15 years or less Percentage 67.4% 9.3% 7.8% 8.5% 6.2% .8%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 18.0% 45.9% 19.7% 4.9% 11.5%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 3.3% 23.0% 39.3% 8.2% 26.2%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 41.5% 18.9% 20.8% 13.2% 1.9% 3.8%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 82.2% 11.1% 2.2% 4.4%

Total Percentage 11.8% 33.6% 26.6% 4.8% 2.2% 21.0%

Total Percentage 3.1% 22.3% 31.0% 10.5% 3.9% 29.3%

Total Percentage 38.2% 21.9% 19.7% 11.2% 5.1% 3.9%

Total Percentage 71.3% 9.8% 6.3% 6.3% 5.7% .6%

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Community Perception

Q34: Never vote for tax increase

Q35: Trust to spend tax dollars wisely

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 3.3% 13.1% 42.6% 37.7% 3.3%

15 years or less Percentage 8.9% 6.5% 44.0% 38.7% 1.8%

15 years or less Percentage 15.5% 41.7% 21.4% 8.9% 12.5%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 11.5% 44.3% 29.5% 3.3% 11.5%

Total Percentage 7.4% 8.3% 43.7% 38.4% 2.2%

Total Percentage 14.4% 42.4% 23.6% 7.4% 12.2%

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Information and Communications

Q36: Source of information

Q37: Informed about events in the District

A local newspaper Friends and neighbors Radio or TV Information sent or posted by the District Information sent or posted by an individual school Other A statewide newspaper

Very well informed Somewhat informed Not very well informed Uninformed DK/ Refused

15 years or less Percentage 33.9% 22.0% 20.2%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 39.3% 19.7% 19.7%

Percentage 35.4% 21.4% 20.1%

11.3%

13.1%

11.8%

5.4%

3.3%

4.8%

6.0% 1.2%

1.6% 3.3%

4.8% 1.7%

15 years or less Percentage 23.2% 41.7% 25.6% 7.1% 2.4%

15 years or less Percentage

Q38: Way to communicate

Printed newsletters or direct mail Local newspaper Email, text or electronic newsletters Social media Web pages Don't know Automated calls from school

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage 26.2% 47.5% 24.6% 1.6%

Length of Residence More than 15 years Percentage

Total

Total Percentage 24.0% 43.2% 25.3% 5.7% 1.7%

Total Percentage

32.7%

18.0%

28.8%

25.6%

34.4%

27.9%

21.4%

21.3%

21.4%

6.5% 6.5% 4.2% 3.0%

11.5% 6.6% 6.6% 1.6%

7.9% 6.6% 4.8% 2.6%

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Benchmarks

Q10: Favor or oppose revenue cap increase

Q24: Favor or oppose after information

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Before 2012 Percentage 55.3% 31.7% 13.0%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 54.4% 30.6% 14.5% .5%

Before 2012 Percentage 58.7% 29.8% 11.5%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 53.9% 31.6% 14.0% .5%

Total Percentage 54.9% 31.2% 13.7% .2%

Total Percentage 56.4% 30.7% 12.7% .2%

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Statements

Q12: Eliminated more than 40 teaching positions

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q13: Class size has increased at all grade levels

Q23: District has closed two elementary schools and might be forced to close more

Q20: Without additional revenue, cut more than $11 million over next two years

Q15: Budget for classroom supplies cut by 20%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Before 2012 Percentage 56.7% 13.5% 26.9% 2.9%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 54.4% 22.8% 20.2% 2.6%

Before 2012 Percentage 56.3% 14.9% 26.9% 1.9%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 52.8% 21.8% 23.8% 1.6%

Before 2012 Percentage 50.5% 20.7% 26.9% 1.9%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 54.9% 21.2% 21.8% 2.1%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Before 2012 Percentage 55.3% 11.5% 29.8% 3.4%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 49.2% 22.3% 23.8% 4.7%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Before 2012 Percentage 51.0% 15.9% 29.8% 3.4%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 49.7% 24.4% 23.8% 2.1%

Total Percentage 55.6% 18.0% 23.7% 2.7%

Total Percentage 54.6% 18.2% 25.4% 1.7%

Total Percentage 52.6% 20.9% 24.4% 2.0%

Total Percentage 52.4% 16.7% 26.9% 4.0%

Total Percentage 50.4% 20.0% 26.9% 2.7%

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Q21: District has lowest tax rate in the area

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q16: Technology budget cut by more than $700,000

Q19: Eliminated a number of rigorous AP courses

Q14: Student access to the library reduced limiting independent research

Q11: $12 million cut over last five years

Before 2012 Percentage 47.1% 13.9% 37.0% 1.9%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 51.8% 13.0% 30.6% 4.7%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Before 2012 Percentage 54.3% 17.3% 25.5% 2.9%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 42.5% 24.9% 26.9% 5.7%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Before 2012 Percentage 48.6% 15.4% 31.3% 4.8%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 47.2% 20.2% 28.0% 4.7%

Before 2012 Percentage 48.1% 23.6% 24.5% 3.8%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 47.2% 25.4% 24.9% 2.6%

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Before 2012 Percentage 49.5% 12.5% 34.1% 3.8%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 44.6% 22.3% 27.5% 5.7%

Total Percentage 49.4% 13.5% 33.9% 3.2%

Total Percentage 48.6% 20.9% 26.2% 4.2%

Total Percentage 47.9% 17.7% 29.7% 4.7%

Total Percentage 47.6% 24.4% 24.7% 3.2%

Total Percentage 47.1% 17.2% 30.9% 4.7%

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Q17: Cuts guided by community-based committee

Q22: Eliminated foreign language programs in elementary and middle schools

Q18: Eliminated District's distance learning program

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Before 2012 Percentage 42.3% 15.9% 37.0% 4.8%

Before 2012 Percentage 40.9% 21.2% 33.7% 4.3%

Before 2012 Percentage 39.4% 16.8% 35.1% 8.7%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 42.0% 17.6% 32.6% 7.8%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 39.4% 26.4% 28.5% 5.7%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 30.6% 27.5% 33.2% 8.8%

Total Percentage 42.1% 16.7% 34.9% 6.2%

Total Percentage 40.1% 23.7% 31.2% 5.0%

Total Percentage 35.2% 21.9% 34.2% 8.7%

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Tax Tolerance

Q25: Taxes increased by $21 per $100,000

Q26: Taxes increased by $42 per $100,000

Q27: Taxes increased by $63 per $100,000

Q28: Taxes increased by $84 per $100,000

Q29: Taxes increased by $105 per $100,000

Favor Oppose Undecided

Before 2012 Percentage 68.3% 25.5% 6.3%

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Before 2012 Percentage 60.6% 31.3% 7.7% .5%

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Before 2012 Percentage 50.0% 44.2% 5.3% .5%

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Before 2012 Percentage 39.9% 52.4% 7.2% .5%

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Before 2012 Percentage 34.1% 58.7% 6.7% .5%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 72.0% 22.3% 5.7%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 58.0% 35.2% 6.7%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 47.7% 45.1% 7.3%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 44.0% 48.7% 7.3%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 34.7% 56.5% 8.8%

Total Percentage 70.1% 23.9% 6.0%

Total Percentage 59.4% 33.2% 7.2% .2%

Total Percentage 48.9% 44.6% 6.2% .2%

Total Percentage 41.9% 50.6% 7.2% .2%

Total Percentage 34.4% 57.6% 7.7% .2%

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Evaluate the District

Q2: Grade the schools in the Oshkosh Area SD

Q3: Basis of grade

A B C D F Don't Know Refused

Experience of you or family Don't know Experience of friends or neighbors Info from Newspapers, radio or TV Info directly from District Refused

Q4: Grade job spending tax dollars wisely

A B C D F Don't know

Q5: Keeping the public informed about District plans

A B C D F Don't know

Before 2012 Percentage 9.6% 45.2% 19.7% 2.4% 1.9% 20.2% 1.0%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 14.0% 33.2% 22.8% 2.6% 3.1% 23.8% .5%

Total Percentage 11.7% 39.4% 21.2% 2.5% 2.5% 21.9% .7%

Before 2012 Percentage 46.6% 17.8%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 40.9% 22.8%

Percentage 43.9% 20.2%

18.8%

19.2%

19.0%

9.6%

13.0%

11.2%

5.3% 1.9%

3.1% 1.0%

4.2% 1.5%

Before 2012 Percentage 7.2% 26.4% 25.5% 11.5% 3.8% 25.5%

Before 2012 Percentage 12.5% 31.3% 26.9% 11.1% 3.8% 14.4%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 7.3% 29.0% 20.7% 7.8% 6.7% 28.5%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 10.4% 31.1% 23.8% 9.3% 9.3% 16.1%

Total

Total Percentage 7.2% 27.7% 23.2% 9.7% 5.2% 26.9%

Total Percentage 11.5% 31.2% 25.4% 10.2% 6.5% 15.2%

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Q6: Grade the condition of classrooms, buildings and other facilities

Q7: Grade financial management

Q8: Best thing about Oshkosh Area SD

Q9: One thing to change

A B C D F Don't know

A B C D F Don't know

Teachers A positive response Other/ Miscellaneous Specific programs Nothing Community involvement

Other/ Miscellaneous There is nothing to change Scheduling/ busing Smaller class sizes Facilities Change everything

Before 2012 Percentage 11.1% 32.2% 30.3% 4.8% 1.9% 19.7%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 13.5% 34.2% 19.7% 6.2% 3.1% 23.3%

Before 2012 Percentage 4.3% 20.7% 30.3% 11.5% 3.8% 29.3%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 6.2% 29.0% 24.4% 6.7% 4.7% 29.0%

Before 2012 Percentage 41.1% 24.5% 17.2% 10.4% 3.7% 3.1%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 37.0% 18.8% 15.2% 10.1% 10.9% 8.0%

Before 2012 Percentage 69.9% 10.3% 7.1% 5.8% 7.1%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 63.7% 11.9% 6.7% 7.4% 5.9% 4.4%

Total Percentage 12.2% 33.2% 25.2% 5.5% 2.5% 21.4%

Total Percentage 5.2% 24.7% 27.4% 9.2% 4.2% 29.2%

Total Percentage 39.2% 21.9% 16.3% 10.3% 7.0% 5.3%

Total Percentage 67.0% 11.0% 6.9% 6.5% 6.5% 2.1%

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Community Perception

Q34: Never vote for tax increase

Q35: Trust to spend tax dollars wisely

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 6.7% 7.3% 51.8% 32.6% 1.6%

Before 2012 Percentage 8.2% 10.6% 38.0% 41.8% 1.4%

Before 2012 Percentage 11.1% 43.3% 20.7% 8.7% 16.3%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 11.4% 46.1% 20.2% 9.3% 13.0%

Total Percentage 7.5% 9.0% 44.6% 37.4% 1.5%

Total Percentage 11.2% 44.6% 20.4% 9.0% 14.7%

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Information and Communications

Q36: Source of information

Q37: Informed about events in the District

A local newspaper Friends and neighbors Radio or TV Information sent or posted by the District Other Information sent or posted by an individual school A statewide newspaper

Very well informed Somewhat informed Not very well informed Uninformed DK/ Refused

Before 2012 Percentage 36.1% 18.3% 19.2%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 31.1% 31.6% 15.5%

Percentage 33.7% 24.7% 17.5%

13.0%

8.8%

11.0%

6.3%

7.8%

7.0%

3.8%

4.7%

4.2%

3.4%

.5%

2.0%

Before 2012 Percentage 25.0% 42.3% 26.9% 4.3% 1.4%

Before 2012 Percentage

Q38: Way to communicate

Printed newsletters or direct mail Local newspaper Email, text or electronic newsletters Social media Web pages Don't know Automated calls from school

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage 14.0% 38.9% 34.2% 11.9% 1.0%

Registration Date After 2012 Percentage

Total

Total Percentage 19.7% 40.6% 30.4% 8.0% 1.2%

Total Percentage

30.8%

25.9%

28.4%

28.4%

20.7%

24.7%

22.1%

21.8%

21.9%

4.8% 7.2% 4.8% 1.9%

16.1% 6.7% 5.2% 3.6%

10.2% 7.0% 5.0% 2.7%

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Benchmarks

Q10: Favor or oppose revenue cap increase

Q24: Favor or oppose after information

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Very Active Voters Percentage 56.7% 30.0% 12.5% .8%

Very Active Voters Percentage 58.3% 29.2% 11.7% .8%

Active Voters Percentage 55.3% 34.0% 10.6%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 52.9% 29.3% 17.9%

Active Voters Percentage 61.0% 29.1% 9.9%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 50.0% 33.6% 16.4%

Total

Percentage 54.9% 31.2% 13.7% .2%

Total

Percentage 56.4% 30.7% 12.7% .2%

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Oshkosh Area SchoolDistrict Community Survey - 2013 Statements

Q12: Eliminated more than 40 teaching positions

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q13: Class size has increased at all grade levels

Q23: District has closed two elementary schools and might be forced to close more

Q20: Without additional revenue, cut more than $11 million over next two years

Q15: Budget for classroom supplies cut by 20%

Q21: District has lowest tax rate in the area

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Very Active Voters Percentage 60.0% 12.5% 25.0% 2.5%

Very Active Voters Percentage 58.3% 13.3% 27.5% .8%

Very Active Voters Percentage 50.0% 23.3% 23.3% 3.3%

Very Active Voters Percentage 52.5% 13.3% 25.0% 9.2%

Very Active Voters Percentage 55.8% 14.2% 28.3% 1.7%

Very Active Voters Percentage 56.7% 11.7% 29.2% 2.5%

Active Voters Percentage 63.1% 14.2% 21.3% 1.4%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 44.3% 26.4% 25.0% 4.3%

Active Voters Percentage 62.4% 16.3% 19.9% 1.4%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 43.6% 24.3% 29.3% 2.9%

Active Voters Percentage 58.9% 17.7% 22.7% .7%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 48.6% 22.1% 27.1% 2.1%

Active Voters Percentage 57.4% 14.9% 27.0% .7%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 47.1% 21.4% 28.6% 2.9%

Active Voters Percentage 53.2% 19.1% 25.5% 2.1%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 42.9% 25.7% 27.1% 4.3%

Active Voters Percentage 51.8% 15.6% 31.2% 1.4%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 40.7% 12.9% 40.7% 5.7%

Total

Percentage 55.6% 18.0% 23.7% 2.7%

Total

Percentage 54.6% 18.2% 25.4% 1.7%

Total

Percentage 52.6% 20.9% 24.4% 2.0%

Total

Percentage 52.4% 16.7% 26.9% 4.0%

Total

Percentage 50.4% 20.0% 26.9% 2.7%

Total

Percentage 49.4% 13.5% 33.9% 3.2%

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Oshkosh Area SchoolDistrict Community Survey - 2013

Q16: Technology budget cut by more than $700,000

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q19: Eliminated a number of rigorous AP courses

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q14: Student access to the library reduced limiting independent research

Q11: $12 million cut over last five years

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Q17: Cuts guided by community-based committee

Q22: Eliminated foreign language programs in elementary and middle schools

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Very Active Voters Percentage 59.2% 14.2% 23.3% 3.3%

Very Active Voters Percentage 52.5% 12.5% 30.0% 5.0%

Very Active Voters Percentage 54.2% 21.7% 20.8% 3.3%

Very Active Voters Percentage 50.8% 11.7% 31.7% 5.8%

Very Active Voters Percentage 49.2% 10.0% 33.3% 7.5%

Very Active Voters Percentage 44.2% 21.7% 29.2% 5.0%

Active Voters Percentage 53.9% 19.9% 22.7% 3.5%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 34.3% 27.9% 32.1% 5.7%

Active Voters Percentage 49.6% 20.6% 27.0% 2.8%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 42.1% 19.3% 32.1% 6.4%

Active Voters Percentage 46.1% 24.1% 26.2% 3.5%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 43.6% 27.1% 26.4% 2.9%

Active Voters Percentage 55.3% 15.6% 27.7% 1.4%

Active Voters Percentage 41.1% 22.0% 32.6% 4.3%

Active Voters Percentage 44.7% 22.0% 29.8% 3.5%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 35.7% 23.6% 33.6% 7.1%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 37.1% 17.1% 38.6% 7.1%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 32.1% 27.1% 34.3% 6.4%

Total

Percentage 48.6% 20.9% 26.2% 4.2%

Total

Percentage 47.9% 17.7% 29.7% 4.7%

Total

Percentage 47.6% 24.4% 24.7% 3.2%

Total

Percentage 47.1% 17.2% 30.9% 4.7%

Total

Percentage 42.1% 16.7% 34.9% 6.2%

Total

Percentage 40.1% 23.7% 31.2% 5.0%

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Oshkosh Area SchoolDistrict Community Survey - 2013

Q18: Eliminated District's distance learning program

More likely Less likely No difference Don't know

Very Active Voters Percentage 40.0% 18.3% 30.8% 10.8%

Active Voters Percentage 35.5% 19.1% 37.6% 7.8%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 30.7% 27.9% 33.6% 7.9%

Total

Percentage 35.2% 21.9% 34.2% 8.7%

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Oshkosh Area SchoolDistrict Community Survey - 2013

Tax Tolerance

Q25: Taxes increased by $21 per $100,000

Q26: Taxes increased by $42 per $100,000

Q27: Taxes increased by $63 per $100,000

Q28: Taxes increased by $84 per $100,000

Q29: Taxes increased by $105 per $100,000

Favor Oppose Undecided

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Favor Oppose Undecided Refused

Very Active Voters Percentage 72.5% 21.7% 5.8%

Very Active Voters Percentage 61.7% 28.3% 9.2% .8%

Very Active Voters Percentage 55.0% 39.2% 5.8%

Very Active Voters Percentage 44.2% 48.3% 7.5%

Very Active Voters Percentage 35.0% 60.0% 4.2% .8%

Active Voters Percentage 70.9% 24.1% 5.0%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 67.1% 25.7% 7.1%

Active Voters Percentage 64.5% 31.2% 4.3%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 52.1% 39.3% 8.6%

Active Voters Percentage 47.5% 46.1% 6.4%

Active Voters Percentage 41.1% 51.1% 7.1% .7%

Active Voters Percentage 36.9% 55.3% 7.8%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 45.0% 47.9% 6.4% .7%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 40.7% 52.1% 7.1%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 31.4% 57.9% 10.7%

Total

Percentage 70.1% 23.9% 6.0%

Total

Percentage 59.4% 33.2% 7.2% .2%

Total

Percentage 48.9% 44.6% 6.2% .2%

Total

Percentage 41.9% 50.6% 7.2% .2%

Total

Percentage 34.4% 57.6% 7.7% .2%

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Oshkosh Area SchoolDistrict Community Survey - 2013 Evaluate the District

Q2: Grade the schools in the Oshkosh Area SD

Q3: Basis of grade

A B C D F Don't Know Refused

Experience of you or family Don't know Experience of friends or neighbors Info from Newspapers, radio or TV Info directly from District Refused

Q4: Grade job spending tax dollars wisely

A B C D F Don't know

Q5: Keeping the public informed about District plans

Q6: Grade the condition of classrooms, buildings and other facilities

A B C D F Don't know

A B C D F Don't know

Very Active Voters Percentage 9.2% 44.2% 22.5% 1.7% 3.3% 19.2%

Active Voters Percentage 13.5% 41.8% 20.6% 2.1% .7% 20.6% .7%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 12.1% 32.9% 20.7% 3.6% 3.6% 25.7% 1.4%

Total

Percentage 11.7% 39.4% 21.2% 2.5% 2.5% 21.9% .7%

Very Active Voters Percentage 44.2% 19.2%

Active Voters Percentage 45.4% 17.7%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 42.1% 23.6%

19.2%

18.4%

19.3%

19.0%

12.5%

11.3%

10.0%

11.2%

3.3% 1.7%

6.4% .7%

2.9% 2.1%

4.2% 1.5%

Very Active Voters Percentage 10.0% 25.8% 26.7% 10.8% 5.0% 21.7%

Very Active Voters Percentage 10.0% 35.8% 25.8% 10.8% 4.2% 13.3%

Very Active Voters Percentage 8.3% 26.7% 33.3% 5.8% 3.3% 22.5%

Active Voters Percentage 7.1% 29.8% 25.5% 8.5% 3.5% 25.5%

Active Voters Percentage 13.5% 29.8% 26.2% 9.2% 3.5% 17.7%

Active Voters Percentage 12.8% 34.8% 27.0% 6.4% .7% 18.4%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 5.0% 27.1% 17.9% 10.0% 7.1% 32.9%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 10.7% 28.6% 24.3% 10.7% 11.4% 14.3%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 15.0% 37.1% 16.4% 4.3% 3.6% 23.6%

Total

Percentage 43.9% 20.2%

Total

Percentage 7.2% 27.7% 23.2% 9.7% 5.2% 26.9%

Total

Percentage 11.5% 31.2% 25.4% 10.2% 6.5% 15.2%

Total

Percentage 12.2% 33.2% 25.2% 5.5% 2.5% 21.4%

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Oshkosh Area SchoolDistrict Community Survey - 2013

Q7: Grade financial management

A B C D F Don't know

Q8: Best thing about Oshkosh Area SD

Q9: One thing to change

Teachers A positive response Other/ Miscellaneous Specific programs Nothing Community involvement

Other/ Miscellaneous There is nothing to change Scheduling/ busing Smaller class sizes Facilities Change everything

Very Active Voters Percentage 5.8% 20.8% 31.7% 10.8% 5.0% 25.8%

Very Active Voters Percentage 28.6% 31.6% 25.5% 5.1% 6.1% 3.1%

Very Active Voters Percentage 68.1% 8.8% 6.6% 6.6% 8.8% 1.1%

Active Voters Percentage 3.5% 27.0% 28.4% 11.3% 2.8% 27.0%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 6.4% 25.7% 22.9% 5.7% 5.0% 34.3%

Active Voters Percentage 50.0% 18.5% 10.2% 13.9% 2.8% 4.6%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 37.9% 15.8% 13.7% 11.6% 12.6% 8.4%

Active Voters Percentage 68.5% 11.1% 6.5% 6.5% 7.4%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 64.1% 13.0% 7.6% 6.5% 3.3% 5.4%

Total

Percentage 5.2% 24.7% 27.4% 9.2% 4.2% 29.2%

Total

Percentage 39.2% 21.9% 16.3% 10.3% 7.0% 5.3%

Total

Percentage 67.0% 11.0% 6.9% 6.5% 6.5% 2.1%

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Oshkosh Area SchoolDistrict Community Survey - 2013

Community Perception

Q34: Never vote for tax increase

Q35: Trust to spend tax dollars wisely

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know

Very Active Voters Percentage 10.0% 6.7% 45.0% 38.3%

Very Active Voters Percentage 10.8% 45.0% 25.0% 8.3% 10.8%

Active Voters Percentage 6.4% 12.1% 35.5% 44.7% 1.4%

Active Voters Percentage 12.8% 48.2% 16.3% 9.9% 12.8%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 6.4% 7.9% 53.6% 29.3% 2.9%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 10.0% 40.7% 20.7% 8.6% 20.0%

Total

Percentage 7.5% 9.0% 44.6% 37.4% 1.5%

Total

Percentage 11.2% 44.6% 20.4% 9.0% 14.7%

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Oshkosh Area SchoolDistrict Community Survey - 2013 Information and Communications

Q36: Source of information

Q37: Informed about events in the District

A local newspaper Friends and neighbors Radio or TV Information sent or posted by the District Other Information sent or posted by an individual school A statewide newspaper

Very well informed Somewhat informed Not very well informed Uninformed DK/ Refused

Very Active Voters Percentage 41.7% 20.0% 18.3%

Active Voters Percentage 34.0% 23.4% 16.3%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 26.4% 30.0% 17.9%

12.5%

7.8%

12.9%

11.0%

4.2%

9.9%

6.4%

7.0%

1.7%

5.0%

5.7%

4.2%

1.7%

3.5%

.7%

2.0%

Very Active Voters Percentage 24.2% 41.7% 30.0% 2.5% 1.7%

Very Active Voters Percentage

Q38: Way to communicate

Printed newsletters or direct mail Local newspaper Email, text or electronic newsletters Social media Web pages Don't know Automated calls from school

Active Voters Percentage 20.6% 38.3% 32.6% 7.1% 1.4%

Active Voters Percentage

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage 15.0% 42.1% 28.6% 13.6% .7%

Voter Activity Scale Less Active and New Voters Percentage

Total

Percentage 33.7% 24.7% 17.5%

Total

Percentage 19.7% 40.6% 30.4% 8.0% 1.2%

Total

Percentage

25.0%

31.9%

27.9%

28.4%

30.0%

25.5%

19.3%

24.7%

24.2%

19.1%

22.9%

21.9%

6.7% 5.8% 4.2% 4.2%

10.6% 8.5% 3.5% .7%

12.9% 6.4% 7.1% 3.6%

10.2% 7.0% 5.0% 2.7%

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Oshkosh Area School District 4th Draft/ FINAL: 15 October 2013 Hello. Is this (ASK FOR THE NAME ON THE LIST)? I'm calling for The Oshkosh Area School District from the Center for Community Opinion. We have been asked to call residents of the District to ask for your reaction to a number of School District plans and ideas. This survey will only take about 12 minutes and your answers to the questions are very important. Your answers will help the District plan and prepare to address the facilities need of the local schools. And, finally, all of your answers will be strictly confidential. IF NEEDED AT INTRODUCTION: This is a survey about plans and ideas in the Oshkosh Area School District. I am not trying to sell anything. IF NEEDED AT INTRODUCTION: If now is not a convenient time, can you let me know a better time so I can call back? IF NEEDED AT INTRODUCTION BECAUSE THE PERSON ASKS WHY YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO THE LISTED PERSON OR IF THEY ASK TO PARTICIPATE INSTEAD: For statistical purposes, this survey must only be completed by this particular individual. 1. Are you registered to vote at [ADDRESS]? 1 Yes (GOTO 2) 2 No (TERMINATE) 3 DK/ REFUSED (TERMINATE) 2. Let's begin with a general question. Students are often given the grades of A, B, C, D, and F to denote the quality of their work. Suppose the Oshkosh Area School District were graded in the same way. What grade would you give the local public schools? 1 A 2 B 3 C 4 D 5 F 6 DON'T KNOW 7 REFUSED 3. Is the grade you just gave to the local schools based mainly on: (ROTATE) 1 The experience you or someone in your family had while attending school; 2 The experiences of friends or neighbors who had a child attend a local public school; 3 Information received directly from the local public school district or; 4 Information received from newspapers, radio or TV about the schools. 5 DON'T KNOW 6 REFUSED

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Oshkosh Area School District 4th Draft/ FINAL: 15 October 2013 4. How would you grade the job the District has done: Spending tax dollars wisely? 1 A 2 B 3 C 4 D 5 F 6 DON'T KNOW 5. How would you grade the job the District has done: Keeping the public informed about District plans.? 1 A 2 B 3 C 4 D 5 F 6 DON'T KNOW 6. How would you grade the condition of the District’s classrooms, school buildings and other school facilities? 1 A 2 B 3 C 4 D 5 F 6 DON'T KNOW 7. Finally, consider the financial management of the Oshkosh Area School District. What grade would you give to the financial management of the District? 1 A 2 B 3 C 4 D 5 F 6 DON'T KNOW 8. Describe briefly what you believe to be the best thing about the Oshkosh Area School District: _______ 9. Assume that you could change one thing about the Oshkosh Area School District. Please briefly describe what you would change: ____ 10. Over the last five years, the District has been forced to cut its budget by more than $12 million. Unless additional funds are raised, the District will be forced to cut an additional $11 from its budget. To avoid these cuts and stabilize its budget the District may place an increase in the revenue cap proposal on the ballot in the spring of 2014. If approved by voters, this proposal would increase property taxes to raise additional funds for teaching and learning programs. Would you favor such a proposal? 1 Favor 2 Oppose 3 UNDECIDED 4 REFUSED I am going to read some statements about the increase in the revenue cap the district is considering. The Center for Community Opinion, Page 94


Oshkosh Area School District 4th Draft/ FINAL: 15 October 2013 Please tell me whether the information in each statement would make you more likely or less likely to vote for such a proposal. (ROTATE) Less Likely 2

NO REFUSED DIFFERENCE 3 4

12. Budget cuts have resulted in the elimination of 1 more than 40 teaching positions.

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13. Budget cuts have increased class sizes at all grade levels.

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14. Budget cuts have reduced student access to school libraries placing severe limits on the time students have for independent research.

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15. The budget for the classroom supplies student and teachers use every day has been cut by 20%.

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16. The technology budget has been cut by more than $700,000 .

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17. Budget cuts have been guided by the work of 1 a community-based committee that has helped the district prioritize all of its expenditures.

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1 19. Budget cuts have forced the District to eliminate a number of rigorous Advanced Placement courses when student enrollment is less than the district’s adopted class size average.

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11. Over the last five years the district has cut more than $12 million from its budget.

18. Budget cuts have forced the District to eliminate its distance learning program.

More Likely 1

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Oshkosh Area School District 4th Draft/ FINAL: 15 October 2013 [RE-READ INTRODUCTION AS NEEDED] I am going to read some statements about the increase in the revenue cap the district is considering. Please tell me whether the information in each statement would make you more likely or less likely to vote for such a proposal. (ROTATE) Less Likely 2

NO REFUSED DIFFERENCE 3 4

1 21. When compared to neighboring school districts, the Oshkosh Area School District has the lowest tax rate in the area.

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22. The District has been able to maintain a healthy foreign language program for its high school students but budget cuts have eliminated the introductory foreign language courses in the elementary and middle schools.

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23. Budget cuts have already forced the district to 1 close two elementary schools, Lincoln Elementary and Green Meadow Elementary. Without additional local funds, the District might be forced to close some of its smaller elementary schools and one middle school.

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20. Without addition local revenue, the District will be forced to cut its budget by more than $11 million over the next two years.

More Likely 1

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Oshkosh Area School District 4th Draft/ FINAL: 15 October 2013 24. Now that you have heard some information about the increase in the revenue cap the district is considering, I want to see if this information has changed your opinion. Would you favor or oppose a revenue cap referendum that would increase property taxes to raise additional funds for teaching and learning programs? 1 Favor 2 Oppose 3 UNDECIDED 4 REFUSED I am going to ask you five questions about the cost of the proposal the district is considering. These costs will be read to you in a random order. For each, tell me if knowing the cost of the proposal would make you favor or oppose it. (ROTATE) Favor 1

Oppose 2

UNDEC 3

REFUSED 4

26. Property taxes would be increased by $42 per year for a home with a market value of $100,000.

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27. Property taxes would be increased by $63 per year for a home with a market value of $100,000.

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28. Property taxes would be increased by $84 per year for a home with a market value of $100,000.

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29. Property taxes would be increased by $105 per year for a home with a market value of $100,000.

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25. Property taxes would be increased by $21 per year for a home with a market value of $100,000.

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Oshkosh Area School District 4th Draft/ FINAL: 15 October 2013 30. Do you currently have school age children living in your household? 1 Yes (GOTO 31) 2 No (GOTO 33) 3 REFUSED (GOTO 33) 31. Do your children attend one of the schools in the Oshkosh Area School district? 1 Yes (GOTO 32) 2 No (GOTO 34) 3 REFUSED (GOTO 34) 32. In what grade is your youngest child in public school? 1 KINDERGARTEN (GOTO 34) 2 1st GRADE (GOTO 34) 3 2nd GRADE (GOTO 34) 4 3rd GRADE (GOTO 34) 5 4th GRADE (GOTO 34) 6 5th GRADE (GOTO 34) 7 6th GRADE (GOTO 34) 8 7th GRADE (GOTO 34) 9 8th GRADE (GOTO 34) 10 9th GRADE/ HS FRESHMAN (GOTO 34) 11 10th GRADE/ HS SOPHOMORE (GOTO 34) 12 11th GRADE/ HS JUNIOR (GOTO 34) 13 12th GRADE/ HS SENIOR (GOTO 34) 14 OTHER (GOTO 34) 15 REFUSED (GOTO 34) 33. Do you have grown children who went to school in the Oshkosh Area School District at any time in the past? 1 Yes 2 No 3 REFUSED

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Oshkosh Area School District 4th Draft/ FINAL: 15 October 2013 I am going to read two statements. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with each statement. (ROTATE) Strongly Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Disagree 34. I would never vote for a tax 1 2 3 4 increase no matter what the money raised would be used for. 35 The Oshkosh Area School District can be trusted to properly manage additional local tax revenue

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36. From which one of the following do you get most of your information about the public schools in your community? 1 A local newspaper 2 A statewide newspaper 3 Radio or television news 4 Information sent from the school district or posted on its web site 5 Information sent from an individual school or posted on its web site 6 Friends and neighbors 7 Other _____________________________ 37. How well informed do you believe you are about events in the Oshkosh Area School District? 1 Very well informed 2 Somewhat informed 3 Not very well informed 4 Uninformed 5 DK/ REFUSED 38. There are a number of ways the district can communicate with local residents. Which of the following is the most important to you: (ROTATE) 1 Web pages 2 Social media like Facebook 3 Printed newsletters or direct mail 4 Email, text messages or electronic newsletters 5 The local newspaper 6 Automated calls from the school 7 DK/ NO OPINION Thank you for your time. RECORD Gender 1 2

Male Female

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OASD Referendum Survey  

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