In October 2014, North Sanpete school district stakeholders were invited to participate in a survey to help the school board prepare a vision statement. This vision statement will guide district leadership by defining expected roles for various stakeholder groups, to include teachers, students, leadership, and parents.
Invitations to take the survey were sent to parents and employees via email. Students were invited to take the survey at school. Non-parent patrons were invited by distributing hundreds of invitations at various local businesses. Responses included:
574 total participants took the survey 240 were students
216 were parents
9 were non-parent patrons
27 were classified employees of the district
69 were certified employees of the district (teachers) 10 were district leaders
200+ open-ended comments were also received
Student priorities ranking highest included regular attendance at school, paying attention to the teacher and completing assignments; with homework completion not far behind.
Parent priorities ranking highest included ensuring regular student attendance, ensuring students come to school prepared to learn and helping with homework; with reading daily with their child not far behind.
School Staff priorities ranking highest included technical competence, trustworthiness and friendliness; with hard working and being a good example not far behind.
Teacher priorities led with creating a nurturing learning environment, followed by regular attendance at school and profession, ethical and legal behavior / good example for students; with plans and carries out effective instruction so all students are learning at their level and using a variety of learning activities not far behind.
School leader priorities ranking highest included creating a shared vision, understanding student needs and helpfulness; followed by solving problems and collaborating with parents, teachers and the community.
For more detail, Read full results here.