A report commissioned by the Shaker Regional School Board has found that while the overall climate in the District is positive, there are a number of areas where both the public and school employees would like to see improvement.
At its 2015 annual meeting, Shaker Regional School District voters voiced support to conduct an independent survey of the District’s overall educational climate. The study was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Smith and Research Associate Zachary Azem. The School Board worked closely with the Survey Center to develop a survey tool that would provide useful feedback as the Board decides on the future direction of our educational program.
The School Board is appreciative of the many students (240 of 879), staff members (159 of 306), parents and other community members (332) who participated in the process. Based on the information received from these constituent groups, the Survey Center has provided the School Board with three separate reports describing how these groups view our schools and where they see areas for improvement. The full reports are posted on this website and are available at the SAU office upon request. Identified areas for improvement include better communications between SAU officials, teachers and parents, as well as the need to more clearly identify the District’s educational objectives and expectations of students and instructional staff.
Over the next several months, the School Board, together with the Superintendent’s Office and building principals, will be reviewing the full reports in detail in order to develop a list of action items for implementation during the 2016-2017 school year.
The School Board wishes to thank Dr. Smith, Mr. Azem, and the UNH Survey Center, together with all those who participated in the study, for their assistance with this important project.
Please click on the following link to access the reports: Culture Survey