Perception Survey of Northland Community Schools- Internal Stakeholders

The Northland Community School Board is developing a strategic plan. The School Board is soliciting input from school district staff, administration, and school board members. The purpose of this perception survey is to provide input on the process of determining what the school district is doing well and areas that might need attention or focus as a part of the strategic planning process. This survey is provided by the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA), which is assisting the School Board. The material collected through the survey will help shape the strategic plan priorities. Survey responses are confidential. All responses will be collected and analyzed by MSBA. Please complete this survey by 5:00 p.m., on September 28, 2018. Thank you for your participation.

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* 1. Please select the title or role that best reflects the underlying basis or foundation for your responses. Use only one response.

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* 2. The purpose of this perception survey is to provide input on the process of determining what the school district is doing well and areas that might need attention or focus as a part of the school district's strategic planning process. Please rate each indicator on the level you agree it is in place in your school district. Decide the importance of each indicator using the scale provided (SD=Strongly Disagree, D=Disagree, A=Agree, SA=Strongly Agree, DK=Don't Know).

  SD=Strongly Disagree D=Disagree A=Agree SA=Strongly Agree DK=Don't Know
Multiple methods of communicating with stakeholders about the school district’s work are in place and are clear, concise, and user friendly.
The school district consistently tries to find ways to take action to improve programs and services for students.
The school district has a procedure in place to regularly review and update curriculum standards, instructional strategies, and assessment measures.
School district facilities are safe, secure, and well maintained.
The school district seeks input from both internal and external stakeholders on key decisions regarding school district policies and practices.
Leadership roles and responsibilities are clearly defined for all aspects of the school district’s operation.
Policies and procedures are in place in regard to a safe, orderly, and caring environment that supports learning.
The school district has an effective evaluation process in place for all school district staff (non-licensed, teachers, principals, superintendent).
The “climate” of all school buildings is conducive to teachers being able to teach and students being able to learn.
The entire school district is committed to long-range, continuous improvement and has agreement on a shared purpose and direction for the school district.
School district leaders (school board and superintendent) provide direction, support, and resources for quality curricular and co-curricular programs for students.
The school district works to build community support among a wide variety of groups.
The school district has a staff development program for all staff that is focused on improving the teaching and learning process.
The school district uses effective instructional programs, practices, and interventions to help all students.
The school district allocates adequate funding and resources needed to advance student learning and achievement.
The school district does an excellent job of educating all students.
All school district staff understand their roles and responsibilities in the process of education.
School district leaders (school board and superintendent) are visible and accessible throughout the school district and community.
The school district has a process to ensure that the school board-adopted curriculum for a course or grade level is being taught by all teachers.
The school district uses student achievement data to inform and improve instruction.
If you would like additional opportunity for input on the status of the school district, please attend the "Staff Listening Sessions" scheduled for Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in the Media Center.