This survey should take less than 5 minutes. It is being sent to all Vermont school principals on behalf of the American Heart Association and statewide obesity coalitions Eat Well Play More Vermont and Live Healthy Vermont.

58% of Vermont adults and 27% of our kids are overweight or obese. We can help address obesity by opening our schools’ facilities and grounds to communities for recreational activities.

The purpose of this survey is to understand and address the possible barriers that may be preventing schools from opening up their buildings and grounds to the public for recreational-use during non-school hours. No individual school's data will be reported publically.

* 1. Name of principal? (Voluntary)

* 2. Name of School? (Voluntary)

* 3. Does your school have a policy or community use agreement that allows the community to use your gym, grounds or other possible recreational spaces (such as a multi-purpose room or cafeteria) during non-school hours?

* 4. When schools open up their facilities for the community to use, people feel more connected to their schools. With this in mind, are you in general supportive of community use of your recreation facilities and grounds during non-school hours as a way of providing an opportunity for your community to live a healthy lifestyle?

* 5. Please prioritize what concerns you may have from the list below regarding allowing school building and grounds use after hours. (Please note, as you pick your choices they will be ranked in the order your desire.)