* 1.

The Binghamton City Schools Board of Education values your opinion and wishes to learn your thoughts on the development of the 2017-2018 budget. Roundtable conversations and board work sessions have been scheduled. (Please see www.binghamtonschools.org for dates) Those conversations along with this survey will provide important information. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts on what is needed to maintain quality programs while being fiscally responsible. Everyone's views are important and the more participation we receive, the better.


Please rate the importance of each of the following to you.

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important
Up-to-date technology in classrooms to support instruction
Smaller class sizes
Clubs at the middle school and high school
Modified athletics
Junior varsity and varsity athletics
Band/orchestra/chorus
Related Arts (i.e. art, music, library in elementary and middle school)
Preserving advanced placement classes, (i.e. Advanced Placement Calculus)
International Baccalaureate Program and Middle Years Programme
Preserving high school electives
Summer school
Alternative education
World languages at elementary (Spanish, French, Mandarin)
Field trips

* 2. How satisfied are you with the current programs offered in our schools?

* 3. What are you the most satisfied or dissatisfied with regarding our programs?

* 4. Are there programs or services you think we should add or increase?

* 5. Which of the following does your child(ren) have access to at your house? (Please check all that apply)

* 6. Do you have wireless internet access (WiFi) at your home?

* 7. Please tell us a little about yourself (please check all that apply).

* 8. If you have school age children, what schools do they attend? (please check all that apply)

* 9. What motivates you to come to the polls for a budget vote/school election (check all that apply)?

* 10. What is your best source of school-related news (check all that apply)?

* 11. How would you like to receive information regarding school district issues?

* 12. Please provide us with any additional information you would like us to consider in the development of the 2017-2018 budget.

Thank you for your input.

Stay tuned to www.binghamtonschools.org for the results.

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