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Instructions: If you have more than one child in the public school system during the 2015-16 school year, choose the child whose next birthday is closest to today's date. When answering the questions below, respond based on your experience with that child's school. If you cannot answer a specific question, please mark "N/A."
Rate your impressions of Gobles Public Schools on the following using a 5-point scale, where 1 means "Strongly Disagree" and 5 means "Strongly Agree."

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* 1. I feel connected as a partner in my child's education

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* 2. The District is well-managed/spends dollars wisely

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* 3. The District has administrators who are trustworthy

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* 4. The District has employees who are well-trained

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* 5. The District communicates effectively

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* 6. The District prepares students to become good citizens

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* 7. The District provides skills needed for next step in life (next grade, college, job, starting a business, etc.)

Now, rate the Gobles Public School curriculum where 1 means "Poor" and 5 means "Excellent."

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* 8. Level of challenge provided to students

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* 9. Technology/computer skill development

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* 10. Health/physical education

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* 11. Math skill development

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* 12. Music/art skill development

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* 13. Problem solving skill development

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* 14. Reading skill development

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* 15. Science skill development

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* 16. Writing skill development

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* 17. Social Studies skill development

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* 18. Foreign language skill development

Please rate the following services and programs provided by Gobles Public Schools:

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* 19. Food service

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* 20. Transportation

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* 21. Child care programs

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* 22. Special education programs

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* 23. Tutoring/academic support

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* 24. Pre-school/early childhood

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* 25. Athletic programs

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* 26. Extra-curricular activities

Think about Gobles Public Schools' teachers and rate each item below:

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* 27. Qualification in subjects they teach

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* 28. Ability to motivate students to do their best

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* 29. Responsiveness to students needs

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* 30. Responsiveness to parent concerns

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* 31. Organization and preparation

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* 32. Demonstrate they care about students

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* 33. Ease of contacting teachers when needed

Rate your Gobles Public Schools' principal(s) on each item below:

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* 34. Responsiveness to parent/child concerns

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* 35. Openness to ideas for improvement

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* 36. Innovation in solving problems

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* 37. Knowledgeable about teaching/learning

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* 38. Instructional leadership

Think about Gobles Public Schools' facilities and rate each item below. 

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* 39. Classroom space (lighting, furniture, etc)

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* 40. Outdoor athletic/recreation/playground space(s)

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* 41. Designated arts/music/performance space(s)

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* 42. School media center(s)/library

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* 43. General building maintenance

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* 44. General grounds maintenance

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* 45. School cleanliness

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* 46. Condition of sidewalks/parking lots

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* 47. Accessibility for the disabled

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* 48. Ease of finding your way around the buildings

Think about the safety and security of Gobles Public Schools and rate each item below:

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* 49. School security

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* 50. Playground safety

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* 51. Pick up/drop off area safety

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* 52. Prevention of bullying in school

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* 53. Prevention of drugs in school

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* 54. Prevention of weapons in school

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* 55. Prevention of crime in school

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* 56. Your child's feeling of safety and security

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* 57. How do you prefer to receive information from Gobles Public Schools? (Mark all that apply.)

Think about the communications you receive from Gobles Public Schools and rate each item below:

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* 58. Timeliness of communication

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* 59. Frequency of communication

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* 60. Ease of understanding the information

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* 61. Relevance of information to you

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* 62. Ease of getting information

Consider your most recent contact with Gobles Public Schools and rate each item below:

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* 63. Ability to reach the appropriate person

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* 64. Accuracy of response to your question/concern

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* 65. Completeness of response to your question/concern

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* 66. Speed with which question/concern was handled

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* 67. Overall ease of working with the school system

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* 68. Who was this most recent contact with?

Think about the District's website and rate each item below:

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* 69. Information is up to date

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* 70. Ease of understanding the information

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* 71. Relevance of information to you

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* 72. Ease of finding what you are looking for

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* 73. Consider all of your experiences in the past year with Gobles Public Schools. Using a 5 point scale. where 1 means "Very Dissatisfied" and 5 means "Very Satisfied," how satisfied are you with Gobles Public Schools?

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* 74. Consider the expectations you had about Gobles Public Schools. Using a 5 point scale. where 1 means "Falls Short of Your Expectations" and 5 means "Exceeds Your Expectations," to what extent has the district fallen short of exceeded your expectations?

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* 75. Imagine an ideal school system. How well do you think that Gobles Public Schools compares to that ideal? Use a 5 point scale where 1 means "Not Very Close to the Ideal" and 5 means "Very Close to the Ideal."

Indicate the likelihood you will take the following actions where 1 means "Not Likely" and 5 means "Very Likely."

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* 76. Participate in conferences with your child's teacher

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* 77. Speak favorably about the schools

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* 78. Volunteer time for local school needs

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* 79. Participate with the school's parent support organizations (PTO, PTA, booster groups)

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* 80. Participate in school and District committees

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* 81. Keep your children in the school system next year

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* 82. In your opinion, what are Gobles Public Schools' two best attributes? (List up to 2.)

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* 83. In your opinion, what are the two most important improvements needed in Gobles Public Schools? (List up to 2.)

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* 84. Which three components listed below are the most important in having a quality school district? (please mark 3.)

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