Kent City School District seeking input on operations

By Kyle McDonald | Staff Writer Published:

The Kent City School District is seeking the input through a community survey on the level of satisfaction with its operations.

A 28-question survey seeks thoughts on overall satisfaction, recommendations for cost savings, quality of education, safety, desired programs and more went home with students at the beginning of the week, with a deadline of April 12 to respond.

Overall, it covers climate and culture, safety, curriculum, communication, facilities, finance, staff development and technology.

The survey is identical to one conducted by Kent State University in November last year, which randomly sampled 487 individuals in Kent.

"I want to have all the parents, guardians and staff weigh in on the questions," Superintendent Joe Giancola said during the Kent City Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

Giancola said the district uses the method every couple of years to feed information into its strategic plan.

"In December of this calendar year, we'll be adopting new five-year goals and objectives, all from the survey," he said

Each section ends with a "Why do you feel this way," question to allow the airing of grievances or positive feedback.

Contact this reporter at 330-298-1127 or kmcdonald@recordpub.com

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