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Climate Survey

SARASOTA COUNTY, April 10, 2018 – Each year, Sarasota County Schools conducts what is known as a “climate survey” to better understand how the school district is operating. Students, parents and staff are invited to lend their feedback about how their school or workplace is meeting their needs and expectations in such areas as communication, curriculum, management, school safety, academics, maintenance of facilities and parent involvement. Information received from parents and guardians through the survey is particularly helpful in measuring satisfaction with school services and in identifying areas that could be improved.

Staff and students generally take the survey at their worksite or school. Most parents and guardians take the survey 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 survey will be posted on the Sarasota County School District website at from April 6 – April 20. Respondents may take the survey by clicking on the “School Climate Survey” link for both parents and students in the Hot Topics section on the right side of the homepage. The parent survey has been translated into five languages other than English that are most often spoken in student’s homes, including Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese and Haitian Creole.

District administrators strongly encourage all families with children in the district to take the survey. Parents who do not have internet access may take the survey at any Sarasota County school or any Sarasota County public library. Parents not able to fulfill any of these options may call the district office to have a copy of the survey mailed to them.

It is important for the school district to hear from as many families as possible for the results of the survey will be helpful in guiding decisions. Individual responses are anonymous. The school district will use summary information from the survey to identify successes or issues, but it does not identify individual respondents.

More information about the climate survey is available via a link on the Hot Topics section on the homepage of the district’s website. Anyone with questions about the survey may call the district Research, Assessment and Evaluation Department at 941-927-9000 x32257.

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