Introduction

Thank you for participating in BUSD's Family Engagement and School Climate Survey.  The results of this survey will give the district and your child(ren)'s school sites valuable information around family engagement and school climate.  This survey is anonymous and demographic information will not be identifiable.  The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete.  

It is not required that you take more than one survey, however, you will be able to restart the survey at the end if your experiences for your children within one site or across sites vary and you would like to provide additional feedback.    

Thank you for your participation.  

* 1. For which school are you responding?

* 2. Please indicate the grade level for each of the children you have at the school you are responding for. You can select more than one.

* 3. School Climate


  Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree I Don't Know
My child(ren) enjoy going to school.  
The classroom lessons at my child(ren)’s school are culturally inclusive.
Teachers are available to discuss my child(ren)’s academic progress.
Student expectations around behavior are consistently applied at my child(ren)’s school.
The school values the diversity of the backgrounds of all students.
The administrators at my child(ren)’s school create a school environment that helps students learn.
The students at my child(ren)’s school treat the teachers and staff with respect.
The adults at my child(ren)’s school treat all students with respect.
The adults at my child(ren)’s school treat me and my family with respect.
I am glad my child(ren) attend(s) this school.
I feel a part of the community at this school.

* 4. School Safety

  Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree or Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree I Don't Know
My child feels safe at school.
If a child is bullied at my child’s school, he/she can get help from an adult.
I don’t worry about children getting into fights at school.
Online bullying/harassment is not a problem at my child(ren)’s school.
Alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs are not a problem at my child(ren)’s school.
I don’t worry about gun violence at my child(ren)’s school.

* 5. Family Engagement

  Yes No N/A
I regularly attend parent/teacher conferences. (Elementary/Middle School)
I regularly attend Back to School Night.
I am involved with at least one parent group at my child(ren)’s school.
I am aware of school-sponsored activities (Math Night, field trips, classroom celebrations, performances, etc.)
I attend school-sponsored activities (Math Night, field trips, classroom celebrations, performances, etc.)
I know who the family engagement coordinator is at my school. (Elementary/High School)
I know who my child(ren)’s counselor is at their school (Middle/High School)
I volunteer at my child(ren)’s school.

* 6. How often do you...

  Frequently  Sometimes Rarely Never
attend school-sponsored activities (Math Night, field trips, classroom celebrations, performances, etc.)
volunteer at your child(ren)’s school

* 7. Barriers to Engagement: How often do the following issues prevent you from becoming involved with your child’s current school?

  Never Rarely Sometimes Frequently 
Childcare needs
Transportation
Concerns about getting to/from the school safely
I don’t have enough free time
School staff seem too busy
I feel unsure about how to communicate with the school.
The school provides little information about involvement opportunities.
I do not feel a sense of belonging with my child(ren)’s school community.
I have negative memories of my own school experience.
I worry that adults at the school will treat my child(ren) differently if I raise a concern or suggestion.

* 8. How do you prefer receiving information about your students?

* 9. What suggestions do you have for improvement around school climate and/or family engagement?

* 10. Race or Ethnicity of parent(s) / guardian(s) (Multiple choice allowed)

* 11. Race or Ethnicity of child (Multiple choice allowed)

* 12. Does your child qualify for free/reduced lunch?

* 13. What is the main language that your family uses when speaking at home?

* 14. Are there other questions that you would like to see asked on the 2018-19 Family Engagement and School Climate Survey?

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