Don't miss your chance to weigh in on the district's performance in Pearl River's annual parent survey.
The survey is administered every June. District officials use the details as a cross-check on everything from how well staffers communicate to the quality of the transportation and the condition of the buildings.
And the district reports the results, whatever they be, with all the details, including comparison to past years. For example, the survey summary from the 2012-13 school year included data from 2010 forward.
Sandra Cokeley, the district's former communications director who helped create the survey, once said she thought the very fact that administrators were asking parents how satisfied they were—with teachers (by subject and grade level), extra-curricular activities, even how quickly problems were resolved—improved parent satisfaction with the district.
In order to build trust, schools need to foster transparent, two-way communications, she noted.
Letters have been mailed to all parents with students in kindergarten through grade 12, with access codes and information about the survey.
The deadline is June 20.