Rochester Community Schools Conducting Telephone Survey

In a press release received by Rochester Media, Rochester Community Schools announced that they will conduct a community telephone survey during the week of June 9-12. The survey is being conducted to assess public perceptions of education in Rochester and to provide information for the district’s long-range strategic planning process.

Superintendent Robert Shaner said that the survey of 400 Rochester residents will help the school district to continue enhancing its educational program. “We believe that it is important to listen to the members of our community, to assess their satisfaction with the schools, and to ask them their ideas for improving the school district,” he said.

Shaner said that independent researchers would be calling randomly selected parents as well as residents without school-age children. “I encourage those who are called to help their school district by participating in this important research project,” Shaner added. “The survey will take less than ten minutes to complete.”

Survey respondents will be asked to grade the school district and to suggest ways to improve the instructional program. They will also be asked about school district communication, finances, and the school district’s strengths and weaknesses.

Once the survey responses are coded and analyzed, a report of findings will be presented to the Board of Education and the public.

Questions about the survey project can be addressed to Debra Hartman, Rochester’s Director of Community Relations and the Rochester Community Schools Foundation, at 248.726.3127.

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