SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — School board members in Sioux Falls will hire a Wisconsin company to lead discussions about overcrowded school buildings.

The marketing firm Donovan Group, of Milwaukee, will set up focus groups, conduct surveys and use other communication strategies to find out how parents, teachers and taxpayers want to address the district’s need for more classroom space.

The Argus Leader says school board members have been discussing facility needs since August and have outlined enrollment projections.

Superintendent Brian Maher says the district will spend about $36,000 for Donovan’s work and hope to have a plan by summer with an eye on a fall bonding referendum.

Information from: Argus Leader,

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