District seeks feedback from students, parents and staff

To inform its strategic planning process, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District is conducting a series of surveys that will allow students, parents, faculty, and staff members to anonymously share their perceptions of the district.

This feedback will assist district officials as they evaluate the rigor and relevance of the teaching and learning process and graduates’ post-high school readiness, as well as identify future needs for staff professional development, Superintendent Craig J. Tice said.

“Our district is continuously looking for ways to improve upon the practices we have in place and to fulfill our vision of providing excellence in education to all students,” Dr. Tice said. “We believe the feedback we will receive through these surveys will help us strengthen student achievement and success within the overall educational experience here at F-M.”

The district emailed the survey to parents on Dec. 11 through a SchoolMessenger email notification. Successful Practices Network, the organization that developed the survey tool, estimates that each survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey will close on Dec. 22.

Students in grades 3-12 will be taking a student-focused survey between now and the end of the month. The student survey will measure student perceptions, such as “I work hard at school,” and more abstract concepts in the higher grade levels, such as “My teachers know my academic interests and goals.”

Successful Practices Network will analyze the results and provide a report to the district within a month of the close of the survey administration.  A committee comprised of administrators, teachers, support staff, parents, and students will review the data in an effort to inform the strategic planning process.

“We look forward to hearing what all of our stakeholders have to say about our district and their experiences here,” Dr. Tice said.