Community Engagement Survey

The Gresham-Barlow School Board engaged in a partnership with Felicity Educational Services (FES) to assist the district with an audit to ensure academic policies, protocols and practices are consistent with the district’s and community’s goals, values and vision.  FES uses an objective, third party, research based process that is designed to be inclusive, and gather data from multiple sources within the Gresham-Barlow community. We are hoping stakeholders will participate in our surveys to provide their unique experiences and perspectives on school climate, instruction and expectations. Students directly experience educational practices and offerings, while staff understands the complexities of instruction, the importance of curriculum and the impact of culture and climate. Parents, guardians and community members love their children and hope for nothing but the best for their kids. We hope to leverage all of these crucial perspectives to develop as comprehensive an academic audit as possible. Surveys assist greatly in this regard.

We are hopeful that participants openly share their thoughts throughout the survey and our audit process. We firmly believe that districts and schools are most successful when everyone is greatly respected and beliefs are valued/shared. Our process is designed to be reflective, collaborative and inclusive. We should all share in the goal to further strengthen the education of the students within the Gresham-Barlow community. To this end, please offer as much insight as you desire and feel free to skip any questions that are not applicable.

* 1. Name (optional)

* 3. With which School do you most identify, if any?

* 4. I am proud to be a member of the Gresham- School District community

* 5. Gresham-Barlow School District

  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree N/A
Offers A Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum
Ensures That Every Classroom is Led by a High Quality Teacher
Implements Local, Regional and National Research on Best Instructional Practices
Effectively Evaluates Staff and Provides Opportunity for Growth and Improvement
Provides Consistent Learning Opportunities for Faculty and Staff
Proactively Communicates with Internal and External Stakeholders About Instruction and Curriculum
Keeps Students, Parents and the Community Informed on All District and School Issues
Leverages The Greater Community To Provide Additional Resources And Opportunities To Students
Provides Equity of Access and Opportunity to All Students
Provides Equity of Access and Opportunity to All Staff
Provides Equity of Access and Opportunity to All Community Members
Provides a Safe Environment for All Students, Both During School Hours and During Evening and Weekend Activities
Provides Appropriate Resources for Special Needs Students
Sets Very High Expectations for All Students
Offers Interventions for All Students Needing Assistance
Maintains Buildings Conducive to Learning
Integrates Content and Curriculum Across Courses
Integrates Content and Curriculum From Year To Year
Effectively Uses Instructional Technology in All Classrooms
Prepares Students with the Information Necessary to Make Good Decisions Regarding College and/or Career
Works Well with Other Local Organizations for Curricular Opportunities
Always has Students Prepared for Their Next Year
Makes Learning Fun
Develops Natural Curiosity
Aligns District and School Goals to Curriculum and to Professional Development
Has Standards and Protocols for Curriculum Development
Offers Opportunities to Explore Personal Academic Goals
Effectively Deals with the Social Emotional Needs of All Students
Is Successful Closing the Achievement Gaps for Minorities, Students of Poverty and Other Sub Groups
Holds Teachers Accountable
Is an Environment Where Staff Hold One Another Accountable
Is an Environment Where Teachers Share Best Practices, Their Personal Areas of Expertise and Work Product

* 6. Portrait of a Graduate:
Please describe the skills, traits and/or characteristics you would like students to posses upon graduation. In addition to standard academic descriptors, please consider a set of traits outside of traditional learning domains. (Please try to limit responses to 80 characters.)

* 7. Strengths:
Please describe current Gresham-Barlow School District strengths, or positives.

* 8. Areas for Improvement:
Please describe current Gresham-Barlow District areas in need of improvement, or perceived weaknesses.

* 9. Vision for the Future:
Please, for a moment, fast-forward five years, and to describe how Gresham-Barlow School District looks if we were successful in implementing the strategies, programs and policies identified by the community.

In five years, Gresham-Barlow School District will: