Dear Technology Leader:
 
Thank you for your contributions to this second annual research project on the K-12 cybersecurity awareness and preparation.  This research is focused on understanding how K-12 school districts are responding to cybersecurity risks and threats.  Your responses are 100% confidential.  As we did with last year’s report, we will only be reporting on the nationally aggregated data from this study.   
 
This research is being undertaken by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization, as part of our annual Speak Up Project.  Earlier this year we released a national report based upon the input of technology leaders from across the country on their views on the state of cybersecurity in K-12.  Already the results from our first report are being used by federal agencies to inform new policies and recommendations on cybersecurity preparation.  You can access that national report HERE
 
Your input to this second year research as a Technology Leader is very important. The survey questions are primarily multiple-choice. There are a few open-ended questions for your narrative response.  We ask a few demographic questions at the end of the survey.  Those are optional.  We use that data to inform our analysis work. All of your responses are protected by Project Tomorrow.  Our analysis is only interested in aggregated data.  None of your individual responses will be shared with anyone. 
 
This national survey will take you less than 14 minutes to complete.   
 
On the final question you have the option to provide us with your email address.  We will be providing 20 Technology Leaders who complete this survey with a $50 gift card.  Additionally, we can share with you the aggregated national data results so that you can see how your responses compare to Technology Leaders nationwide.  This the only reason we are asking you for your email address.  If you are not interested in either of these options, please just skip that question. 
 
Thank you again for your participation in this national research effort.  To learn more about Project Tomorrow and the annual Speak Up Research, visit www.tomorrow.org
 
Julie A. Evans, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow
 
Questions:  please contact us at research@tomorrow.org 

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