2004 – Listening to Community Preference – Neah-Kah-Nie School District

Located along the Oregon coast, Neah-Kah-Nie School District is a small district with only 4,422 total registered voters. Through their survey research conducted by The Nelson Report, they learned residents valued replacing old/outdated buildings and providing increased educational opportunities for students.

Lesson Learned: By being willing to listen and respond to the community’s priorities and sell property to offset the cost of the bond measure, Neah-Kah-Nie was successful in passing a $16.5 million bond measure in November 2004.