Update regarding District 97 Climate Survey
May 30, 2012
During the past few weeks, the district has been analyzing the results from the parent/guardian and staff climate surveys. We have compiled a couple hundred pages of data, and still have a great deal of information to review. As a result, we have decided to wait until the fall (late August or early September) to present the results to the board and the general public. We believe waiting will have the following benefits:
- It will allow us to analyze the results more thoroughly and generate a more comprehensive report for the district, as well as for each school.
- The results of the survey will likely be of interest to the three new principals and new assistant superintendent for human resources and general counsel, and may provide valuable information that will help them plan for next year. By waiting, we can give these individuals, as well as the other principals and department heads, time to perform their own thorough assessment/analysis of the data this summer and use the findings to establish, revise and/or support goals for the 2012-2013 school year.
- Although it appears we will be required to administer state-issued climate surveys starting this fall, there is still very little information available about what they will entail. One of the benefits of postponing the report until the fall is that it will give us more time to educate ourselves about these surveys.
We will keep you updated on the status of our efforts to analyze the climate survey results, and will let you know the date when they will be presented to the board and made available to the general public.