District Seeks Community Feedback

The Bayport-Blue Point School District is encouraging its parents and students to communicate their thoughts on how well the district’s schools are serving their needs. The Parents’ Voice School Issues Survey was launched on Thursday, March 1, 2012 as part of a series of planned communication initiatives intended to engage all stakeholders in discussions on how to ensure the best possible education for all of the district’s students.

Issues to be explored include academic preparation, student support, parent engagement, school leadership, school operations, safety and behavior, and technology. All district parents, as well as students from James Wilson Young Middle School and Bayport-Blue Point High School, are being asked to participate in the survey. District teachers recently took part in a similar poll.

The district worked with independent research and communications firm K12 Insight to launch the survey, a key component of the district’s strategic plan.

Parents in the district were sent email invitations requesting their participation. Any parent who did not receive the email may access the survey through this Parent Survey link.

Computer labs located in district schools will also have access to the survey so that students will be able to participate. A parent without Internet access may request a paper survey by contacting the district at 631-472-7860 ext. 8090. Students will take the survey during class by entering a unique login number. The goal is to ensure widespread inclusion and feedback.

The survey will remain active until Friday, March 23, 2012. Once the data has been reviewed, the district will convey the results to the community and offer an explanation as to how they will use this data in order to make more informed decisions.