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B'ville school district to survey stakeholders

— Between Oct. 3 and 14, the Baldwinsville Central School District will ask parents, students (fourth through 12th grades) and staff members to participate in a survey to determine their perceptions of the district.

District administrators and the Board of Education value stakeholder opinions and feedback. The results of the survey will assist the district in long-range planning, as well as in identifying areas for continuous improvement in order to provide all students with a successful learning experience.

The survey is centered on the research-based nine characteristics of high performing schools:

  • Clear and shared focus;
  • High standards and expectations for all students;
  • Effective school leadership;
  • High levels of collaboration and communication;
  • Curriculum, instruction and assessment aligned with standards;
  • Frequent monitoring of learning and teaching;
  • Focused professional development;
  • Supportive learning environment; and
  • High levels of family and community involvement.

The district is working with Dr. Nicole Catapano, coordinator for Data Analysis Services at the Washington – Saratoga – Warren – Hamilton - Essex BOCES to ensure statistically reliable results. The WSWHE BOCES will receive and tabulate all survey information.

At the end of September, the district will mail a survey to each household with a child in school. The survey will include a pre-addressed (addressed to WSWHE BOCES), postage-paid envelope to return the survey. It will take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. All answers are confidential and anonymous. The district is asking parents to return the survey by Oct. 14.

Students in fourth through 12th grades will be surveyed electronically, in school, between Oct. 3 and 14. Staff will be able to access the survey on the WSWHE BOCES website with a password, which the district will provide. The district will also provide staff with a link to the survey on the district’s website. It will be available from Oct. 3 to 7.

Results of the survey will be available on the district’s website as well as published in a future issue of the district newsletter, once they have been tabulated.

The Baldwinsville Central School District and the Board of Education would like to thank parents, students and staff members in advance for their cooperation and participation in the survey.

Kelly Cary is the school information officer for the Baldwinsville Central School District.

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