Bernards School Officials to Parents: School 'Climate' Surveys Due Monday, June 26

Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Township school parents have until next Monday, June 26, to submit an online survey about individual school "climates" -- seeking input on such factors as length of the school day and relationships with teachers -- that will be used in setting future Board of Education goals.

The reminder was issued at Monday's Board of Education meeting, and in an email sent out by Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian.

A further reminder, as well as information on the reason for the survey and links to the survey at five individual schools is on the Bernards Township school district website.

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The surveys are for Ridge High School, the William Annin Middle School and three elementary schools, including Oak Street, Liberty Corner and Cedar Hill. The Mount Prospect Elementary School climate survey was completed last spring.

The surveys are an opportunity for parents to provide feedback on their perceptions of school climate at individual schools attended by one or more of their children, according to the school district. 

Each survey has two parts. The first part is a series of questions developed through a cooperative project on school climate between Rutgers and the New Jersey Department of Education. The second part of the survey contains some questions that were developed locally that are more specific to issues within the schools of the township's district.

Parents should fill out a survey for each school attended by one or more of their children, rather than filling out a survey for each child enrolled in the district, according to the website.

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