Today we're asking parents and guardians about their thoughts on race and equity in Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District. This survey will help us make improvements to our current policies and practices. When filling out the survey, please be as honest and forthcoming as possible. The survey should only take 20 mins or less, your responses are completely anonymous, and It is ok to respond with your first instinct. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, November 19th. We greatly appreciate your input. 

Your responses are confidential and will not be reported individually.  This is an anonymous survey.

Demographics

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* 1. My child attends....

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* 2. My gender:

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* 3. My race/ethnicity:
Please look at the list below and then write the numeric codes for ALL THAT APPLY

Personal Information
Reminder: Your responses are confidential. Information in this section will only be used for data analysis purposes. Individual results will never be reported; only group responses will be reported in such a manner that specific responses will never be identifiable.

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* 4. When interacting with someone of a different race/ethnicity at my child's school, I am ...

Perceptions of School Climate

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* 5. To what extent are most faculty, staff, and administrators at my child's school welcoming to people of color?

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* 6. To what extent are most students at my child's school welcoming to people of color?

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* 7. I would recommend my child's school to students of color as a supportive environment in which to study.

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* 8. My child's school should have more students of color.

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* 9. My child's school is genuinely committed to improving relations between people of different races/ethnic origins.

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* 10. The student health services at my child's school provide services that are culturally/racially appropriate.

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* 11. Student counseling at my child's school provides services that are culturally/racially appropriate.

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* 12. The food services at my child's school routinely offer meals that reflect the dietary preferences of diverse cultures.

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* 13. Student government at my child's school genuinely addresses the concerns of students of color.

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* 14. Students of color at my child's school have less of a voice than white students in school-wide decision-making.

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* 15. My child's school regards students of color as athletes first and as students second.

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* 16. I feel that I need to minimize various aspects of my racial/ethnic culture such as language, clothes, and ways of interacting, in order to be able to “fit in” to the culture at my child's school.

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* 17. I have been expected to speak on behalf of all of the members of my race/ethnic origin at my child's school.

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* 18. The number of students of color participating in school activities at my child's school should

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* 19. I've been called names, insulted, or verbally assaulted because of my race/ethnic origin at my child's school.

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* 20. I've been put down intellectually because of my race/ethnic origin at my child's school.

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* 21. I've been excluded from a social event or activity because of my race/ethnic origin.

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* 22. I've been subjected to hostile stares because of my race/ethnic origin at my child's school.

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* 23. I've been physically threatened or attacked because of my race/ethnic origin at my child's school.

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* 24. I've been ignored after expressing my ideas or sharing my comments because of my race/ethnic origin at my child's school.

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* 25. I've been followed or stopped by police/security because of my race/ethnic origin. (At my child's school or elsewhere in Concord.)

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* 26. I've been in a situation at my child's school where a faculty, administrator, or staff member has embarrassed, patronized, or treated me negatively because of my race/ethnic origin.

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* 27. At my child's school, I have felt pressure from others to not interact with people of racial/ethnic backgrounds different from my own.

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* 28. I know the formal procedures at my child's school for handling incidents of racial/ethnic discrimination/bias.

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* 29. I ___________ a student embarrassing, patronizing, or treating someone negatively because of his/her race/ethnic origin at my child's school.

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* 30. I _________________ a student of color leaving this school because of racial harassment or an unwelcoming environment for people of color at my child's school.

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* 31. I _________________ racist jokes, cartoons, graffiti, or flyers  at my child's school.

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* 32. I ________________ racially motivated hate crimes at my child's school.

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* 33. I feel comfortable openly expressing my disfavor with racist jokes or statements made by others at my child's school.

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* 34. If I were to witness racial harassment or discrimination at my child's school, I would feel comfortable reporting it to a faculty, staff, or administrator.

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* 35. If I were to report racial harassment or discrimination at my child's school, I am confident that my school would respond appropriately.

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* 36. Some administrators discriminate against people of color at my school at my child's school.

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* 37. Some teachers discriminate against people of color at my child's school.

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* 38. Some staff discriminate against people of color at my school.

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* 39. Some students discriminate against people of color at my child's school.

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* 40. My ideas are respected at my child's school when I am in a group in which I am the only member of my race.

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* 41. My child's school should hire more faculty of color.

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* 42. Racism is a problem at my child's school.

Perceptions of Your Academic Experience

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* 43. Who at your child's school are you most comfortable talking with about academic concerns?

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* 44. Who at your child's school are you most comfortable talking with about personal concerns?

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* 45. My child's school should hire more faculty of color.

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* 46. My child's school should offer more courses focused on racial issues.

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* 47. My child's education at this school has broadened my global perspective.

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* 48. My child's education at this school has increased my understanding of racism.

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* 49. How important is it for me to be able to do the following at my child's school?
Participate in multicultural events.

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* 50. How important is it for me to be able to do the following at my child's school?
Get to know people from ethnic/racial groups other than my own.

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* 51. How important is it for me to be able to do the following at my child's school?
Participate in groups/activities that reflect my own ethnic/racial background.

Additional Comments

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* 52. Please provide any additional comments that you would like to share.

Thank you very much for your time and assistance.

 

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