Posted Date: 01/27/2023
Recently, CCSD #1 sent out three separate surveys to our staff, secondary students, and parents asking their opinions on a variety of topics around school climate and culture.
First of all, if you took the time to fill out these surveys, thank you. While surveys are not always the most accurate measurement of culture, they do help us to get a better understanding of how these three groups of stakeholders see things.
The question is, what happens next? What do we do with these surveys?
Great question! So glad you asked!
Once the results are in, we delve into the data in a few different ways.
Did more than 20% of those surveyed answer the same way? If so, then this is definitely worth paying attention to.
What are we doing well? Why is it working? What can we do to make it even better?
What are we doing that isn’t working? Why not? What can we do to improve it?
To start with, the administration (superintendent, directors, and principals) looks at the results and asks these questions. Next, the principals take the survey responses that were specific to their school, and they talk to their staff working through the same questions.
When that process has been completed, we adjust. We make changes, and we move forward.
To be honest, sometimes the changes are easy and quick. Other times they are painful and way too slow. You know something about turning a ship.
Nonetheless, we change, we adapt, and we figure out how to do it better.
Why? Because our students are worth it.
Want to see the results? Great! You can view the district-wide results here.
Next year we will send out more surveys and ask more questions, but in the meantime, if you have comments, concerns, or suggestions, please talk to us. Reach out to your student’s teacher. Call the building principal. Call, email, or stop by and speak to Superintendent Broderson.
Here’s to getting a little better every day!