The $10,500 figure given to me (and the general public) by the WB School District as a cost for the referendum survey is not accurate. It is only the "estimate" based on 1500 returned surveys. A total of 2321 surveys were returned, so this raised the cost significantly. Matousek's charges ONLY are 1.00 per internet survey and 1.50 per mail survey.
This is simply the "BID" amount prepared by Matousek & Associates.
The bottom of the bid states "ALL PRINTING, HANDLING AND POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE ABSORBED BY THE DISTRICT."
Think about this. They told us it was $10,500, but it was NOT, because the estimate was for a quoted 1500 surveys and over 2300 came in.
Now add on PRINTING, POSTAGE AND STAFF LABOR charges. OUCH AND DOUBLE OUCH. Let's get the REAL figures.