Introduction

The Shoreham-Wading River Central School District Board of Education has begun a strategic planning process, which will be coordinated by the Superintendent and members of a Strategic Planning Committee. It is intended that this process will result in a succinct set of measurable goals for improving the school district over five years beginning in 2019-2020, based in part upon the input of school district stakeholders. 

Following this initial survey approach to gaining such input, focus groups and/or open meetings will be held to gain more specific input on the needed improvements to be reflected in the five-year goals. YOUR ASSISTANCE IS REQUESTED BY COMPLETING THIS BRIEF SURVEY BEFORE NOVEMBER 30, 2018. Your responses will be anonymous. Thank you for taking the time to help plan a successful educational future for Shoreham-Wading River students.

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* 1. Please tell us about YOU. What are your current affiliations with the Shoreham-Wading River Central School District? (Check ALL that apply to you.)

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* 2. For how many years have you lived/worked in the Shoreham-Wading River Central School District?

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* 3. What attracted you to live/work in the Shoreham-Wading River Central School District?

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* 4. What is your opinion on these factors,  which are generally associated with successful, high-performing schools, based on your knowledge of the Shoreham-Wading River school district (SWR)?

  STRONGLY AGREE AGREE SOMEWHAT AGREE SOMEWHAT DISAGREE DISAGREE STRONGLY DISAGREE DON'T KNOW NOT APPLICABLE
SWR keeps parents informed on their children's achievement
SWR offers students and staff a safe and secure environment in which to learn and work
SWR offers a broad curriculum beyond the basic academic skills
SWR develops fiscally responsible budgets
SWR makes the best use of student learning time at the high school level
SWR is minimizing any negative impact on program due to declining enrollment
SWR communicates effectively with the community about current school issues and needs
SWR has high expectations for all students
SWR provides appropriate financial support for a quality school program
SWR makes the best use of student learning time at the middle school level
SWR offers students and staff quality facilities in which to learn and work
SWR communicates effectively with parents about school issues
SWR 2015 Bond related capital projects support student learning
SWR manages expenditures in a responsible manner
SWR programs support the learning needs of the whole child
SWR class size is appropriate
SWR makes the best use of student learning time at the elementary school level
SWR teachers are available to students to provide extra help when needed
SWR provides students with appropriate instructional technology 
SWR provides assistance for students who are struggling to achieve

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* 5. It is important for us to know how ALL members our school community evaluate the programs and services of the Shoreham-Wading River Central School District (parents, grandparents, students, staff, non-parents, etc.). We realize that some may not have direct, current knowledge of the school district. Nonetheless, we will appreciate your rating these programs and services to the best of your knowledge (when you don't know, simply click "Don't Know")

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Academic supports for students
Advanced Placement Courses
After-school programs and activities
Art
BOCES Career Technical Education Programs
Cafeteria Program
District's communications with the community
District's communication with parents
District's communication with students
District's communications with PTA's/PTO's/SEPTA
District's communications with staff
District's use of social media for communications
English/Language Arts
English as a Second Language
Enrichment
Guidance
Health Education
Library/Media Services
Mathematics
Music
Nursing/Health Services
Physical Education
Psychological Services
Reading
School Facilities
School to Community Partnerships
Science
Social Emotional Learning
Social Studies
Social Work Services
Special Education
Student Transportation
Technology/Computer Skills
World Languages

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* 6. In your view, what are the THREE most important areas of needed improvement that should be addressed by the district's Strategic Plan?

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* 7. In your view, what are THREE words which best describe the Shoreham-Wading River School District?

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* 8. In your view, what are the THREE most important areas of current strength that should be addressed by the district's Strategic Plan?

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