School Board Effectiveness Survey

The School Board is looking for honest and open feedback about your perspective.  Please take time to complete this survey.  You will score each action according to how frequently you believe it occurs.  All individual responses will be kept confidential.  The board will be looking at the overall perception of the community.

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* 1. I believe the Board puts the needs of students above all else.

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* 2. The Board takes the time to learn about important issues facing schools, events and trends in the larger community through actions such as seeking input from community, teachers, students, and administrators.

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* 3. The Board communicates its decisions to all affected by them.

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* 4. The Board keeps informed about what children are learning through reports on scholastic achievement, vocational programs, and the impact of extracurricular activities.

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* 5. I believe the Board participates in professional development opportunities available at regional, state, and national levels.

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* 6. Board members are able to hold confidential items in confidence.

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* 7. Before reaching a decision on important issues, the board requests input from students, staff, or its community likely to be affected by the decision and examines the "downside" or possible pitfalls of any important decision.

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* 8. The Board shows an awareness of the impact its decisions will have on the community.

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* 9. The Board encourages the public to attend board meetings.

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* 10. The Board has formed committees that include staff and community representatives and allows them to report their finding in board meetings.

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* 11. If the board thinks a group of constituents is likely to disagree with an action it's considering, it makes sure to learn how the public feels before rendering the decision, withstanding the pressure of special interest groups

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* 12. The Board discusses where the school district will be five years from now and uses of long-term priorities of the school district in dealing with current issues.

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* 13. The Board conducts a annual superintendent evaluation.

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* 14. I believe the board is leading our district in the correct direction.

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* 15. I am comfortable voicing my concerns either to an individual board member of the board as a whole.

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* 16. The Board sets clear organizational priorities for the year ahead.

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* 17. Please list any suggestions you have for the board to keep you more informed of what is happening in our district.

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