1. The Oxford Board of Education's Budget Survey 2019-2020

The Oxford Board of Education is in the process of developing a spending plan for the 2019-2020 school year.  The Board has created a survey that is intended to provide all stakeholders with an opportunity to submit comments, ideas and responses to key questions.  The information and comments received will assist the Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools in developing a spending plan that is representative of the needs of the school district and the residents of the Town of Oxford.

The survey consists of questions related to general budget priorities, as well as some new programmatic activities.  Most questions also have open-ended response fields to allow for additional comments/input.

The Board of Education has budget meetings/workshops scheduled in January and February 2019.

Please take a few minutes and complete the Budget Survey.  The opportunity to complete the survey closes at 4:00 pm on December 21, 2018.  Your input is greatly appreciated.

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* 1. The mission of Oxford Public School's is to embrace the future with dedication and commitment, working in partnership with our community to ensure student achievement through excellence in teaching and learning in a safe and secure environment.  Our goal is to educate, prepare and inspire all students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners, responsible thinkers, and productive contributors to our global society.

Please read each area on the left and select the description from the row above that defines, for you, how important the areas is for the Oxford Public Schools and community.

  Essential to the District's mission Very Important to our mission; worth preserving Good to have; but not essential for Oxford Public Schools Not important enough to preserve in a time of fiscal constraint Eliminate or have no concern
School Security/Safety
Small Class Sizes
1:1 Devices for Students
Middle School Clubs
High School Clubs
JV Athletics
Freshman Athletics
Middle School Athletics
Band/Orchestra at the High School
Band/Orchestra at the Middle School
Art at the High School
Culinary Courses at the High School
Business Courses at the High School
Technology Education Courses at the High School
Advanced Placed "AP" Classes/College Level Courses
World Languages at the Middle School
World Languages at the Elementary Schools
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program at the Middle School

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* 2. Would you support additional funding in the upcoming year's budget to sustain the current educational programming or services in the following areas?

  Yes, I would support additional funding to sustain current programming/services No, I would not support additional funding to sustain current programming/services
Math/Reading Intervention Teachers
Technology
Athletics
Clubs & Activities
Fine Arts

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* 3. Overall, what is your level of support for the 2019-2020 school budget?

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* 4. Please use this opportunity to let the Superintendent of Schools and/or the Board of Education know your opinions on any budget related topic.

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* 5. Have you been a regular voter over the last 3-5 years in the School Referendum Budget vote?

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* 6. If you do not regularly vote in the School Budget Referendum, why not?

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* 7. What motivates you most to come to the polls when voting on the School Budget?

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* 8. Do you vote based upon the percentage increase or do you focus on the details of the budget:

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* 9. Do you feel that the Board of Education has offered a transparent, open forum over the past 3-5 years for the public to learn and ask questions about the budget?

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* 10. Please detail how well you feel the Board of Education has been open to suggestions or not open over the past 3-5 years during the budget development.

  Very open and transparent Somewhat open and transparent Neither open or not open Somewhat not open and transparent Not at all open and transparent
Rate the level of BOE transparency during the Budget Development

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* 11. What is your best source of school-related and/or budget-related news?

  Best Source Do not find helpful
The school and/or District website
Hard copy letters/newsletters from my child's school
Email blasts from the school principal/PTO/Booster Club/district
Waterbury Republican
Voices
Word of Mouth (friends, colleagues)
My child(ren)
PTO/Booster Club meetings
Board of Education meetings

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* 12. In which grade level(s) is/are your child(ren) currently enrolled.  You may click more than one school level if you have multiple children.

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