Each spring, Thomaston-Upson Schools conducts a needs assessment in order to make critical planning decisions for each of the following areas:

- District Strategic Plan
- School Continuous Improvement Plans
- Professional Learning Plans
- Federal Program Budgets and Plans including Title I, Part A Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Title I, Part A Academic Achievement Awards; Title I, Part A School Improvement;  Title I, Part A Foster Care Program; Title I, Part A Family-School Partnership Program;  Title I, Part C Education of Migratory Children; Title I, Part D Neglected & Delinquent; Title II, Part A Supporting Effective Instruction; Title III, Part A Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students; Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment; Title V, Part B Rural Education Initiative; and Title IX, Part A McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Student Support Imagine the Possibilities (SSIP)

Your input is important. Please help with our needs assessment by completing this quick survey. Your answers are confidential and you will never be identified.

IMPORTANT: If you would like to complete the survey for more than one child, please finish a survey on your first child, close the survey, then simply click the survey link again and a new survey will begin.

The estimated time to complete the survey is 5 to 10 minutes. Thanks!

* 1. Which school does your child attend? (Please complete a separate survey for each child).

* 2. My child participates in the following program(s). (Choose all that apply.)

* 3. Thomaston-Upson School System provides every student equal access to experienced, highly qualified (certified in the area in which they are teaching) teachers.

* 4. I am satisfied with the services provided by the school to help me support my child academically.

* 5. My child’s teacher(s) adequately address my child’s specific individual academic needs.

* 6. My child is reading more at home.  

* 7. The school provides ways for me to be actively involved in my child’s academic progress and to help my child learn at home.

* 8. The staff at my child’s school is responsive and helpful when we discuss my child’s academic progress.

* 9. I communicate with my child’s teachers.

* 10. How often does your child's school communicate with you about your child's progress?

* 11. Does your child's school respond to your calls and.or emails in a timely manner (within 24 hours)?

* 12. The best ways for the school to communicate with me are: (Check all that apply.)

* 13. Teachers regularly inform me about my child’s academic progress in English language arts, math, science and social studies.

* 14. In the past year, I participated in a parent engagement activity, event, or program held:

* 15. My child's teachers regularly update grades in the parent portal.

* 16. The best time for me to attend parent involvement activities, events, programs, or meetings is:

* 17. I would like parent events to take place: (Check all that apply.)

* 18. My child's teacher assistant/paraprofessional: (Please select one answer.)

* 19. I would like TItle I Parent and Family Engagement or Special Education Parent Mentor funds to be used to provide the following parent training(s) or programs at the school. (Check all that apply.)

* 20. I participated in and/or attended the following school activities this year. (Check all that apply.)

* 21. The following obstacles make it difficult for me to participate in school functions, activities, and planning events. (Check all that apply.)

* 22. I have access to devices (phone, computer, eReader, iPad, Kindle, etc.) to make use of the following (check all that apply):

* 23. Please rate the extent to which you agree with the following statements about your child's school.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
The school is a friendly place for my child.
The school creates a welcoming environment for parents. 
The school is very clean.
The school is safe with excellent supervision of my child.
The teachers/staff use language terms that I understand. 
The school prepares my child for success at the next level (grade, school, post secondary education, or
career/work force).

* 24. Do you think your child's school provides all children with the same opportunity to obtain a quality education?

* 25. What else would you like to say about your child's school? (Optional)