George Mavroulis updated the Board of Education at its regular meeting on Monday, March 18 on a survey that will be sent to District families in April, the first time in a number of years parents have been surveyed by MCPASD.
School Perceptions will administer the survey and provide common proposed questions. Mavroulis said an advantage is that will allow the District to compare its results with other districts around the state.
School Perceptions has administered the staff climate survey for a number of years and also handled the survey sent to residents on potential referendum options in the spring of 2018.
Board members were asked to send Mavroulis or Cheryl Janssen draft questions in advance of the meeting on April 8. The District will send out all potential questions prior to the next meeting. Mavroulis suggested some questions could focus on enrollment growth and potential middle school solutions.
He noted the results can be sorted by school, neighborhood, and other demographic groupings.
Anne Bauer asked if questions could be broken down in case a family wanted to respond differently for one child versus another. Bob Green noted this is a great chance for the Board to get a reading of the community on future growth and building projects.
Mavroulis noted a survey was planned last year but School Perceptions owner suggested waiting until 2019 because of the facilities planning survey. The Board will also have to decide if it wants to survey families annually, every other year, or a something different.
The survey will come back for approval at the regular meeting on April 8.