Santa Rosa City Schools officials in January will consider moving forward with a voter poll on a potential school bond.

"I think it's important that we discuss this, and the sooner the better," trustee Donna Jeye said at the school board's regular meeting Wednesday night.

Three firms are vying for the contract, and the seven-member board is expected to make a decision about whether to go forward at its Jan. 8 work session. The cost of a survey can be paid from the district's general fund.

Sonoma County's largest school district has turned to voters to support four bond elections since 1991; all were successful. Two bonds focused on the middle and high school campuses, and two bonds targeted elementary campuses. The last was passed in 2002.