OUSD Budget Priorities Survey

Thanks for taking the time to share your opinions. Your voice matters and we will be using this survey data throughout our budgeting process this year. We are in the process of building a better, bolder OUSD and your feedback and perspective is critical.

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* 1. When making budget reductions, which three of the following factors are most important.

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* 2. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral/I don't know Disagree Strongly Disagree
OUSD should run fewer initiatives and make them better.
OUSD should concentrate its resources in fewer schools in order to increase program quality.
Teacher pay and retention should be a top OUSD priority, even if it means fewer programs.
School site decision making should be maximized.
Funding at school sites should be maximized.
OUSD’s spending on administrators should be aligned with other similar districts in California.
Closing student achievement gaps is critically important.
OUSD’s initiatives should have clear measures of success and be sunsetted if they do not meet those measures.

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* 3. Which three of the following statements do you think are the most important for OUSD to keep in mind during the budget process? (Select three)

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* 4. Check the top three central office functions in order of importance.

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* 5. If the district had to reduce spending by $10 million, which three of the following areas would you protect?

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* 6. In order to increase teacher pay, OUSD would need to decrease central administration costs and make other trade offs. Please rank the following trade offs you would be willing to support in order to increase teacher pay (with 1 being the trade off you’d be most likely to support). NOTE: These are hypothetical situations to help us understand how you might approach these types of decisions.

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* 7. In order to maintain or reduce current class sizes, OUSD would need to decrease central administration costs and make other trade offs. Please rank the following trade offs you would be willing to support in order to maintain or reduce current class sizes (with 1 being the trade off you’d be most likely to support). NOTE: These are hypothetical situations to help us understand how you might approach these types of decisions.

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