Survey available through the Sarasota County School District’s website
Each year, the Sarasota County School District conducts what is known as a “climate survey,” district staff is reminding the public. This year, the survey has been posted on the Sarasota County School District website at www.SarasotaCountySchools.net. It will be available from Wednesday, March 22, through Friday, March 31, a news release says.
“Students, parents and staff are invited to weigh in about how their school or workplace is meeting their needs and expectations in such areas as communication, curriculum, management, safety, academics, maintenance of facilities and parent involvement,” a news release says. “Information received from parents and guardians through the survey is particularly helpful in measuring customer satisfaction with school services and in identifying areas that could be improved,” the release adds.
Staff and students generally take the survey at their worksite or school, the release notes, while most parents and guardians take it at home. “District parents and guardians will be sent a telephone message via the district’s automated calling system inviting them to respond to the survey,” the release continues.
Respondents may take the survey by clicking on the “School Climate Survey” link in the Hot Topics section on the right side of the district homepage, the release points out.
The parent survey has been translated into the five languages other than English that are most often spoken in students’ homes: Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese and Haitian Creole, the release adds.
“District administrators strongly encourage all families with children in the district to take the survey,” the release says. “Parents who do not have internet access may take the survey at any Sarasota County School or any Sarasota County public library,” the release adds. “Parents who cannot exercise either of those options may call the district office to have a copy of the survey mailed to them,” it points out.
“It is important for the district to hear from as many families as possible for the results of the survey to be helpful in guiding decisions,” the release stresses. “Individual responses are anonymous,” it notes. “The district will use summary information from the survey to identify successes or problems, but it does not identify individual respondents.”
More information about the climate survey is available through a link on the Hot Topics section on the home page of the district website. Anyone with questions about the survey may call the district Communications Department at 927-4009.