Enjoy these select statements from “Parent satisfaction rises in survey done on Arlington school district” in The Star-Telegram, July 3, 2014, by Monica S. Nagy (firstname.lastname@example.org and via Twitter @MonicaNagyFWST). The complete article may be accessed here.
Parents give the Arlington school district a “green light,” according to the results of a [Studer Education] survey recently released.
Parent satisfaction earned a 4.39 rating out of 5 on the 17-item survey with 7,169 parents responding. Parents were asked to rate statements like “My child’s learning is a high priority at this school,” “My family is treated with respect at this school,” and “The teachers, staff, and administration at this school demonstrate a genuine concern for my child.”
Arlington schools spokeswoman Leslie Johnston said that the administration has shared the results with campuses and that staffers are developing action plans for the upcoming year.
… Results were presented at Thursday night’s school board meeting, where the trustees approved a $508.4 million budget for next year.
Jamie Sullins, school board vice president, explained that the results are a “great diagnostic tool” and will be “used to set metrics for improvement.
Parents may not be accustomed to being asked if they are satisfied with their children’s educational experience. Therefore, school leaders and teachers must work to build trust with parents. It is evident from Arlington’s high parent satisfaction rating that district leaders, teachers, and staff care about and value their students. They make a difference in the lives of students and their parents.
Read more from Arlington Independent School District and superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos in “Do you have a plan for engaging parents? Absolutely!”
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