Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think...

We need your help to determine how we can strengthen the ties between the community and the schools!

* 1. How important is it to you for the school to do the following?  Rank these in order of importance (1,2,3,4,5) with "1" being most important and "5" being least important.

* 2. Rank the following in order of importance (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,) for measuring a school's success, with "1" being most important and "7" being least important.

* 3. What extra things should be done to make sure students and/or schools are successful? (Mark all that apply)

* 4. How often do you help your child engage in activities which are educational outside the home?

* 5. If any of the following extra programs/services were offered in the schools would you and/or your child use them?

Very likely to use this program/service if it was offered within the schools Somewhat likely to use this program/service if it was offered in the schools Not very likely to use this program/service if it was offered in the schools Does not apply
Tutoring
Youth Sports
Cultural enrichment activities- Arts and Music programs
Gardening
Food boxes for the weekend
Afterschool activities
Before school activities
Clothing Bank
Summer recreation

* 6. If any of the following services were offered within the schools, would you and/or your child use them?

  Yes No Maybe Does not apply
Be able to get an annual physical checkup by a doctor/physician's assistant/nurse practitioner
Be able to get regular healthcare from a doctor/physician's assistant/nurse practitioner for common illnesses
Be able to get regular dental care
Be able to have eyes checked
Be able to get glasses if needed
Be able to get mental health counseling
Be able to get substance abuse/addiction counseling/services

* 7. How often do the following keep you from being involved with the school?

  Never Rarely Occasionally Usually Always Doesn't apply
Access to child care
Transportation
Work obligations
Program or event doesn't interest me
Events are scheduled when I cannot attend
Attitude of other parents
School administration

* 8. In the past year, how often have you helped out at your child's school?

* 9. What is the best way for the school to communicate with you?

* 10. How much of a challenge are the following things for your family?

  Not a problem Sometimes a problem Frequently a problem Always a problem Does not apply
Providing a quiet area for studying and doing homework
Transportation to school
Having safe, affordable housing/shelter
Keeping your utilities on
Finding someone to watch your child
Getting a job
Keeping a job
Substance abuse counseling
Managing money
Paying for healthcare (doctor, dentist, eye doctor, prescriptions)
Managing my child's behavior

* 11. If any of the following services specifically for adults were located within the schools, would you use them?

  Yes No Maybe Does not apply
Exercise classes
Nutrition classes
Job training
Opportunity to take a class with your child
Gardening
Language classes
GED classes
Resource office (to provide referrals and make connections to programs that offer assistance)
Meeting space

* 12. How can the school and families work together more closely to provide the best educational opportunities to students and families of the district?  Mark all that apply.

* 13. Check the one that best applies: "I am..."

* 14. What is the school doing now that works to support student/family success?

* 15. Do you have any other thoughts or comments you would like to share?

The following questions are optional- but it would be very helpful to us if you would answer them...

* 16. I am...

* 17. I am...

* 18. Number of people in my household...

* 19. My age is...

* 20. What grades are your children going into this fall?  Mark all that apply.

* 21. Where do your children attend school?  Mark all that apply.

* 22. I have the following in my household.  Mark all that apply.

* 23. My annual household income is...

* 24. Ethnicity

Ashtabula County Community Action Agency and Community Counseling Center, in collaboration with the Ashtabula Area City School leadership and staff, are conducting this "Community Engagement" project with various groups throughout the summer season.
 
The purpose of this survey is:
-to identify what supportive services students, families, and the community want to be provided within the school; and,
- determine how likely they are to use those services if they were available. 
 
We believe strong schools and successful communities go hand-in-hand.  We are emphasizing this in our efforts to build "Strong Foundations, Successful Futures".
Thank you for completing this survey.  We appreciate your help building...
Strong Foundations, Successful Futures.

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