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Facilities Survey

Posted Date: 07/10/2018

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USD 407 voters will receive a very important letter with a survey pursuing thoughts and reflections concerning our facilities.  We have long been gathering data, creating ideas, keeping up, and otherwise patching some things regarding our facilities. The time has come to plan and determine our most important priorities; hence your ideas and input.  

It will take a bond to do the work necessary to update our facilities that have not had any major work or upgrades to systems and structure in more than 55 years.  Please look for the envelope from Fort Hays State University in your mail soon. We wish for you to fill out that feedback and mail it as directed so that the data can be compiled for USD 407’s use to determine the highest priorities as reflected by community.  The data is important and must be completed and returned per the instructions by August 01, 2018.

The Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University is conducting this survey to assess the opinions of the local voters. The Institute is a nonprofit and non-biased research organization with vast school bond survey research experience. Please visit the Institute’s web site for more information:

This survey is voluntary and anonymous. Nothing on the survey form nor on the return envelope identifies you. Only grouped data will be analyzed and presented to the USD 407 Board to help us develop a plan based upon the reflections of voters.

Come and go opportunities to see all USD 407 school buildings are available at your convenience on Tuesday, July 17; and Thursday, July 19 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.  If you wish to see a guided tour by USD 407 Head of Maintenance, please know that is available on these nights also. You may also check out video tours at our website link here:

These guided tours of Simpson Elementary and Russell High School are on Tuesday, July 17; starting at 6:30 PM at Simpson.  Tours of Bickerdyke Elementary and Ruppenthal Middle School are on Thursday, July 19; starting at 6:30 PM at Bickerdyke.

If you have questions on the July nights to see facilities, please do not hesitate to contact USD 407 at 785.483.2173.  If you have questions on the survey, please contact The Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University at 785.628.4509.  



Vision Statement

Russell County USD 407 is dedicated to providing a culture of learning that will lead the state of Kansas in student success.

Mission Statement

The mission of USD 407 is to teach all students to their fullest potential, provide an appropriate learning environment and prepare students to become functional and effective citizens in an ever-changing world.

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