Mount Laurel School District has begun a strategic planning process for the purpose of defining the decisions and actions that shape and guide the future direction for the school district over the next several years. The planning process includes targeted and prioritized action steps to move the district forward. One of the most important components to making this a successful effort is community input – before the plan is developed.

This short survey will assist in providing community thoughts on public education in Mount Laurel. This information will be provided to our Strategic Planning Team Members as they work to develop a blueprint for progress for Mount Laurel Schools. All survey responses are anonymous.

Thank you for lending your voice to public education in Mount Laurel!

* 1. Which of the following statements best describes you?  (please choose only one)

* 2. My child(ren) attend(s) (please check all applicable schools):

* 3. School Pride: Please choose whether you agree/strongly agree/disagree or strongly disagree with the following statements.

I feel proud of Mount Laurel Schools':

  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree N/A
Academic program
Student Achievement
Athletic Program
Extra-Curricular Programs
Student organizations
Use of taxpayer funds
District and School Facilities
Teaching Staff
District and School Administrators
Expectations for learning and teaching
Recognition of Diversity
Music and Arts Program

* 4. How do you stay connected to school issues?

* 5. How satisfied are you as a community resident/stakeholder with your current level of connection with Mount Laurel Schools?

* 6. What do you think are the top three issues facing students today? These may be community, family and/or socio-economic issues that are not necessarily the responsibility of the school district. (Please choose 3 or less; feel free to write in any issues that are not listed.)

* 7. During three Strategic Planning Sessions held during November and December of 2017 involving more than 300 community volunteers, eight priority areas were identified, and a number of suggestions were put forward by the groups involved. Please indicate your agreement or disagreement with the following sample suggestions identified as possible future areas of emphasis.

  Agree Disagree
Uniformity of services, technology and programs at all six schools
Continuous maintenance of both buildings and playgrounds
Parent Universities and workshops on curriculum and program
Improved communication between school and home at all levels
Full-Day Kindergarten
Consistent inclusion/Co-Teaching in all schools
Improve career exploration through community connections
Varied delivery and selection of professional development
Flexible classrooms (seating, outdoor, various learning styles)
Expansion of STEM Programs
Behavioral support for social/emotional needs of students
Greater emphasis on diversity/cultural awareness - student and staff

* 8. What do you think are the top three challenges faced by Mount Laurel Schools? (Please chose 3 or less; feel free to write in any challenges not listed.)

* 9. Do you currently volunteer or participate in activities at Mount Laurel Schools?

* 10. If not, why not?

* 11. Do you have any additional comments for us?