After the 2017 election, the school board solicited a community survey to help everyone understand what happened and why Issue 33 failed.
1) The majority of seniors and retirees voted YES, stating that the School District Earned Income Tax (and the reduced property tax burden) was a major inflencer.
2) Citizens without kids in the school but still earning income did NOT like the School District Earned Income Tax.
3) Comments overwhelmingly showed support for improving the facilities in the district.
4) The upgrades to the athletic facilities were positive influences for voters (>50%). The auditorium was viewed as positive by half of voters.
Here's the summarized report that was presented at a school board meeting in March.