Green Bay schools to survey parents, students, staff on school climate

The Green Bay Area Public School District building. (WLUK image)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- What do you think of the environment in your school? The Green Bay Area Public School District wants to know.

As a freshman at Green Bay East High School, Oswaldo Lario says he enjoys his learning environment, "A lot of nice teachers. Some are strict, but the teachers I have are nice."

It's feedback like Lario's that the district will be looking for, as part of a survey. The District will ask about a variety of topics including school security.

"The survey will focus on safety questions, as well as questions, that have to do with classroom instruction. teaching and learning experiences," explained, District Communications Director, Lori Blakeslee.

The survey is voluntary. It will be sent to students, their parents, and faculty at the end of this month.

Parents who do not want their child to participate can fill out this form, and return it to the school principal by March 16

Blakeslee says it's a way to get families involved in their children's education, "We really sensed through social media especially, parents and just community members wanted an active role in school safety."

She says a similar survey last spring had 25-percent parent participation.

After reviewing the results, Blakeslee says their hope is that more parents participate, "So, we're encouraging parents to participate this time. The survey only takes about 15 to 20 minutes."

As far as students, Larios says he plans to participate, "Yeah, it's good."

Along with the survey, the district held a public meeting last weekend for feedback on safety concerns.

A second meeting is set for April 16 at West High School.

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