On Tuesday, May 17, residents of the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District will vote on a proposed $38,760,750 budget for the 2022-23 school year and a proposition to purchase school buses, as well as elect two people to the Board of Education. 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 13-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,” said Superintendent of Schools Stephen Tomlinson.
May 17 will mark the 14th year that Broadalbin-Perth has asked voters to complete an exit survey following the budget vote. Tuesday marks the return of an in-person exit survey; in each of the past two years, a post-vote survey was available on the district website.
“It’s very important that voters take the time to complete the exit survey,” Tomlinson said. “The data that we collect through the exit survey better reflects our community’s views when a greater percentage of voters fill it out. No matter what your opinions are, we want to hear from you.”
Voters will have a chance to complete the exit survey after they cast their ballots. As in years past, voters will have a choice of filling out the survey electronically on a provided laptop computer or by hand on a paper version of the survey.
Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, at the Robert C. Munn Gymnasium at BPHS.