Mineola Public Schools is inviting parents, staff and residents to weigh in on district issues by answering questions about decisions made by the district, their familiarity of the district’s budget constraints, which programs they believe deserve the highest priority and sources of information from which they receive information, among other items.
A “Perspective on the District” survey is the first in a series of planned communication initiatives aimed at engaging the entire school community in discussions on how to navigate through the “challenging times that lie ahead.” The survey launcehes this Monday, May 7, 2012.
The district is working with K12 Insight, an independent research and communication firm. All survey responses are strictly confidential.
“We’re conducting this survey in support of greater transparency and collaborative decision-making,” superintendent Dr. Michael Nagler said in a release. “It’s critical that we hear from the entire community so we can continue thoughtfully planning with an eye on the future, in order to provide our students with the best possible education.”
Described as a key component of the district’s strategic plan, the survey will be available through a link on the district website.
Parents, staff and community members who have provided the district with their email addresses will receive email invitations to participate, but the survey is open to all Mineola residents. Computer labs at district schools and local libraries will also be prepared to allow access to the survey. Any parent without access to the Internet may request a paper survey by calling 516-237-2030. The goal is to ensure everyone has the opportunity to provide feedback.
Once the survey has closed on Tuesday, May 22, the district will close the loop by sharing results with the community.
“Educating our children is a shared responsibility among the home, the school and the community,” Dr. Nagler said in a release. “These ongoing conversations with the Mineola community help us continue our mission of inspiring each student to be a life-long learner, pursue excellence, exhibit strength of character and contribute positively to a global society.”