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* 1. Please give us your thoughts on the first draft of a new mission statement:

“With love and expertise, Mansfield City Schools prepares diverse leaders and builds positive relationships with students, staff, and educational allies.”

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* 2. Please give us your thoughts on the first draft of a new vision statement:

“Mansfield City Schools will be the premier learning destination of Richland County.”

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* 3. Please indicate the extent you agree or disagree with the following statements:

  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Not Sure
Student learning is the priority of the district.
The district has identified specific goals.
The district spends its money to support district goals.
The school board is focused on improving the district.
The superintendent is focused on improving the district.
The district spends its finances in an efficient and responsible way.

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* 4. As a community, what are the top five areas we want the strategic plan to prioritize for our students in the next five years? 

  First Choice Second Choice Third Choice Fourth Choice Fifth Choice
Highly qualified staff/teachers
More rigorous, challenging programs
Technology in the classrooms
Higher test scores
Curriculum that prepares students for college
Skills that prepare students for employment
Academic intervention programs
Extra extracurricular programs, such as clubs, athletic teams, and student organizations
School choice/alternative learning programs
Safe and orderly environment
Social emotional supports
Facilities
Budget and sustainable funding
Leadership development

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* 5. Please indicate the extent you agree or disagree with the following statements:

  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Not Sure
The district regularly informs parents and students on progress in classes.
School staff are committed to improving student performance.
Teachers are available to answer questions.
Teachers willingly help students when asked.
Instruction is class is relevant to today's careers
Students who need help are given assistance.
Subject topics are reviewed with students before being tested on them.
Teachers use different class activities to keep students interested in what is being taught.
Class instruction, assignments, and homework are clear and easy to follow.
Class time is well managed with minimal disruptions.
Classes challenge students to think and learn.
The principal is in classrooms observing instruction and learning.
The principal cares about student learning.

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* 6. When students graduate from this school district they should be prepared to:

  1 - Most  Important 2 -  3 - Least Important
Enter a college of their choice
Start a career
Enlist in the military

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* 7. Please indicate the extent you agree or disagree with the following statements:

  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Not Sure
Students treat their teachers and school staff with respect.
Students have many opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities.
Schools acknowledge/praise students when they excel.
Schools send anti-drug and anti-alcohol messages to students.
Students get along well with other students in the school.
Teachers and school leaders work hard to prevent or stop bullying.
School counselors are available to students and/or parents.
Teachers regularly work as a team during the school week.
Principals are available to students and/or parents.
The school has a student's best interest at heart.
Children feel safe at school.
Firm but fair discipline is maintained at school.
I am proud of this school district.

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* 8. The knowledge and skills students need most to reach their goals are the following:

  1 - Most  Important 2 -  3 -  4 -  5 - 6 - Least important
Academic skills/higher level thinking
Career skills/industrial certifications
Getting along with others and teamwork
Social and emotional skills (controlling emotions and self-awareness)
Communication skills
Innovation and creativity skills

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* 9. Please indicate the extent you agree or disagree with the following statements:

  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Not Sure
Parents work with and support the school.
The school board seeks input from the community.
The school board makes decisions based on recommendations from the community.
There is collaboration among teachers, administrators, and the school board.
I am kept informed and updated by the school district.

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* 10. What makes you proud of this school district?

  First Choice Second Choice Third Choice
Academic programs
Career technical programs
Facilities
Teachers, administrators, and staff
Fine arts programs
Athletic programs
Student achievement
Student organizations and clubs
Stewardship of taxpayer funds
Unique educational opportunities:  Spanish Immersion, Springmill STEM

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* 11. The district informs me through the following: (check all that apply)

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* 12. Please indicate your top three preferences for receiving information about the district. Only select three options.

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* 13. How many times per week do you check the district’s website?

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* 14. Is the district's website user or parent friendly?

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* 15. Please indicate the extent you agree or disagree with the following statements:

  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Not Sure
School buildings, facilities, and grounds are kept clean and in good condition.
School buildings meet student needs.
The district provides safe and adequate transportation for students.
School buses arrive to school on time.
Bus drivers maintain order on the bus.
Technology (e.g., computers, SMART boards, tablets, etc.) is available and accessible to students at school.
Food Services provides healthy and nutritious meals for students.
Food Services provides meals that appeal to students.

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* 16. Please rate the functionality of the following facilities for which you are familiar (e.g. comfort level, energy efficiency, secured assess, layout, etc.)

  Excellent Good Fair Poor Very Poor Not Sure
Woodland Elementary School
Prospect Elementary School
Spanish Immersion
Springmill STEM Elementary School
John Sherman Elementary School
Malabar Intermediate School
Mansfield Middle School
Mansfield Senior High School
Hedges Success Program

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* 17. Please rate the following facilities for which you are familiar (e.g. appearance of buildings, appearance of grounds, etc.)

  Excellent Good Fair Poor Very Poor Not Sure
Woodland Elementary School
Prospect Elementary School
Spanish Immersion
Springmill STEM Elementary School
John Sherman Elementary School
Malabar Intermediate School
Mansfield Middle School
Mansfield Senior High School
Hedges Success Program

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* 18. What are the top three issues facing students today?

  First Choice Second Choice Third Choice
A rapidly changing workplace
Readiness for employment after graduation
Readiness for college after graduation
Attending a college of their choice
Appropriate use of technology
Peer pressure
Poverty
Home environment
Lack of parental involvement
Bullying and violence
Exposure to illegal drugs and violence
Exposure to crime and violence
Mental health
Physical health

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* 19. What would you like to see improved the most in the district?

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* 20. What do you hear most from your friends and neighbors about the district?

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* 21. Indicate your connection with the school district.

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