B-P voters asked to fill out exit survey

BROADALBIN – On Tuesday, residents of the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District will vote on a proposed $30,058,111 budget for the 2013-14 school year. Before they leave the polling area, voters will be encouraged to fill out an anonymous exit survey that district leaders say will provide concrete data to help them make decisions about the district in the future.

The 10-question exit survey is designed to capture voters’ opinions about the proposed budget, district leadership and the quality of education at Broadalbin-Perth.

“The Board of Education takes the results of this survey very seriously, so we encourage all voters to complete it,” Superintendent Stephen Tomlinson said in a news release. “And board members use survey data to inform their decisions. For instance, the exit survey we conducted during the February capital project vote told us that more than half of voters would support a budget proposal that called for a tax-levy increase of less than 4 percent. That was one factor in the board adopting a budget proposal with a 3.36 percent tax-levy increase.”

Residents will vote on the proposed $30 million spending plan for the 2013-14 school year. Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the middle school and high school. For more details, call 954-2500 or see www.bpcsd.org.