SCUSD Budget and Strategic Plan Survey Findings by coopmike48

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									Budget and Strategic Plan
    Survey Findings
         Feb 2010
Overview

 1.   THREE Audiences
         a) Parents and Community
         b) Teachers, Administrators and Staff
         c) Students

 2.   TWO Surveys
         a) Budget Shortfall
         b) Strategic Plan

 3.   Surveys administered online and via paper between 1/19/2010 and 2/9/2010

 4.   Parent surveys available in English, Spanish and Hmong

 5.   Participation Rates:
           a) Parents: About 2,000 per survey (roughly 5%)
           b) Teachers, Administrators and Staff : About 2,000 (34%)
           c) Students: 4,600 responses (10%)

 6.   10% of respondents accessed the survey in Spanish or Hmong
Survey Objectives


 1. Transparency

 2. Data-Driven Decision-Making

 3. Engagement
    a) Systemic and Systematic Surveying to build and
       improve engagement
    b) Participation key indicator of engagement
    c) Initial years, participation expected to be uneven
    d) “Community Conversations” – we are educating each
       other
Participation of Parents/Community




              Language of Participation
                  English                 90%
                  Spanish                  8%
                  Hmong                    2%
Community Members’ Involvement in District Activities
Identify what you consider most important.
Please indicate whether you would support the following
measures to address the budget shortfall:
Gap Analysis



                                                                   Gap = Importance-
Issue – Rated by Parents              Importance   Effectiveness     Effectiveness
Arts and Fine Arts Education              89%          36%               53%
Parent Engagement/Outreach                93%          57%               36%
Effective Teachers                        97%          64%               33%
Effective Principals                      96%          67%               29%

                                                                   Gap = Importance-
Issue – Rated by Teachers and Staff   Importance   Effectiveness     Effectiveness
Arts and Fine Arts Education              86%          26%               60%
Parent Engagement/Outreach                93%          49%               44%
Effective Teachers                       100%          74%               26%
Effective Principals                      98%          67%               31%
Conclusions
   1.   These surveys are only the beginning of on-going effort to engage with all
        members of the SCUSD community, they are a start.

   2.   Efforts to improve community engagement shall continue and will be
        measured by the participation level seen in these surveys.

   3.   Keeping class size small is a top priority of parents and teachers.

   4.   Deep cuts are essential to maintain the health of our school district and retain
        control of our schools.

   5.   We need to look closely at consolidating schools and develop clear criteria
        with community input.

   6.   Arts and Fine Arts will not face significant cuts since parents and teachers
        perceive widest gap between its importance and effectiveness.

   7.   Community Engagement, Effective Teachers and Effective Principals – all of
        these critical areas show nearly 30% gap between importance and
        effectiveness and a significant effort will be directed to narrow the gap.
Thank You!
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