Dear Community Member,
 
Shiner ISD is conducting a comprehensive needs assessment for our district.  The information you provide will be used to create the goals of our Campus and District Improvement Plans.  It is important to have your honest and serious input to create the best plans possible to meet our needs.

This assessment covers educational opportunities, teaching, school climate, social behavior, facilities, technology, and extra curricular activities. 

Thank you for your cooperation and input.  We appreciate your time and effort in completing this survey.

Regards,
The Shiner ISD District Improvement Planning Committee

* 1. I am a graduate of Shiner High School.

* 2. The school offers quality educational programs and a variety of courses.

* 3. The school emphasizes higher-level thinking and problem-solving skills.

* 4. The school expects all students to do high quality work.

* 5. The school continually seeks ways to improve its programs and activities to promote student achievement.

* 6. The state-mandated test results are reported to me in an appropriate way.

* 7. I feel that curriculum and testing at SISD prepare students for the future.

* 8. The children feel safe at school.

* 9. The students at school are well-behaved.

* 10. The school handles discipline problems quickly and in accordance with district policy.

* 11. The school is orderly and supports learning.

* 12. I can freely express my opinions or concerns to the school staff.

* 13. I am comfortable coming to the school.

* 14. The parents and the school can talk with one another openly and with respect.

* 15. The teachers really care about and respect the students.

* 16. Parents participate in important decisions about their children’s education (for example, schedules, discipline, homework).

* 17. The school responds to community concerns or suggestions in a timely manner.

* 18. The school welcomes and encourages community members to be involved in all kinds of ways (for example, PTO, classroom volunteers, tutoring their children at home).

* 19. I take part in and support school and classroom activities.

* 20. The school keeps me informed about what goes on at the school.

* 21. The school clearly tells me the school’s goals and vision.

* 22. Overall, I am satisfied with my SISD school system.

* 23. I would recommend SISD schools to other parents.

* 24. There is a positive atmosphere at SISD.

* 25. There is mutual respect between teachers, principals, and students.

* 26. I respect the schools’ teachers.

* 27. The school staff is available for discussion and maintains open communication with community members.

* 28. Student accomplishments and achievements are featured in community newspapers and other media adequately.

* 29. SISD schools are clean and well-maintained.

* 30. Students have enough supplies, materials, and textbooks to help them with their studies.

* 31. There are enough resources available to the school to sustain its educational programs (for example, money, equipment, staff).

* 32. Appropriate accommodations are made for disabled students and visitors.

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