1. Danbury Public Schools Strategic Planning Survey

Danbury Public Schools has began an ambitious strategic planning process. This process requires feedback and ideas from multiple stakeholders, therefore we are asking you to think big, be bold, and share your greatest hopes and aspirations for our schools.   Thank you! The Strategic Planning Committee   

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* 1. Which of the following best describes your relationship to Danbury Public Schools? (Select all that apply)

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* 2. How satisfied are you with the quality of public education in Danbury?

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* 3. How many years have you lived in Danbury, CT?

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* 4. Do you now or have you had children in the Danbury Public Schools?

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* 5. During the time you have lived here, do you think the quality of education has  

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* 6. How satisfied are you with how the district....

  very satisfied satisfied dissatisfied very dissatisfied no opinion
prepares students for academic success
addresses students' holistic needs, i.e., support services, social-emotional development, etc.
maintains facilities
communicates with community members
reflects the values of the community
safety provisions in the schools
welcoming environment in the schools

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* 7. What should the District's key areas of focus be in the coming years? Rate each on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest priority and 1 is lowest.

  1 2 3 4 5
Student achievement on standardized tests
Students' social-emotional development
Hands-on learning experiences
Community service learning opportunities
Online learning 
Extracurricular activities
Global/International learning experiences
Aligning curriculum and instruction to the job market
Flexible scheduling of school day and/or year
Dual enrollment opportunities with colleges and universities
Access to technology
Collaboration with community partners and programs
Individualized and differentiated curriculum for each child
Quality of teaching staff
Budget and finances
Birth to age 5 children 
ESL classes

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* 8. The following three (3) questions are fill in boxes. Please tell us what you think. 

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* 9. How often in the past year have you attended any of the following:

  Weekly or attend on a regular basis Monthly Once every 6 months Never have watched or entered for an event
A Board of Education meeting
Watched the online Board of Education meeting  
Watched Hatter's TV
Entered and attended an event in one of the 18 school buildings

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* 10. Guiding principles are the deeply held values or beliefs that guide the work of schools. Are there any important beliefs you feel should be addressed in the strategic planning process?

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* 11. What do you feel are the hopes, aspirations, and dreams that our community has for our young people?

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* 12. What are the skills and habits of mind that our children need for success in this rapidly changing and complex world? 

Thank you for completing this survey!!!

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