Parents, students and personnel in the town's public schools are being asked to participate in a scientific survey designed to assess the school climate.
The one-line, web-based survey measures school climate by evaluating safety, teaching and learning, relationships and environment. The survey will take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete, according to school officials.
The data collected will be used by each school's School Climate Team to build community, promote student participation, develop school-home-community partnerships, as well as help in the development of a plan for overall school improvement.
The Comprehensive School Climate Inventory will be administered to parents, students in grades three to 12, faculty and staff and began Oct. 18, with the survey window closing Nov. 2. Directions for completing the survey will be sent by each school to parents, staff and students via email and letter. Parents who have not received the information should contract their child's school for more information.