April 04, 2018

Survey Results -J/F 2018

Survey Results - these links take you to the answers to the 5 Questions asked on the RVUSD Board's Survey, taken in January and February and at Town Meetings in 2018. The results are posted here, and also available at the Wardsboro and Dover Town Offices, and at the Wardsboro and Dover Elementary School Offices.

In all 110 people participated in the survey. But, it's not over yet! If you would like to add your comments to the results below, here are your options:

  1. Come to the next Board meeting.
  2. Send an email - it will be brought to the next Board meeting.
  3. Call a Board member.


Click on any one of the highlighted links below for the full results, tables, and graphics as small pdf files.You may freely view and download a copy. No sign in or password or registration required.

Question 1  - What best describes you?
Question 2  - What is most important to you for the new district?
Question 3 -  What is the best way to share info with you? 
Question 4 -  What would a successful transition look like to you?
Question 5 - Ask a Question - This is the list of questions people asked. (Some were comments.)                       HERE ARE THE BOARD'S ANSWERS TO Q. 5 


Brief recap --Top Answers to QUESTIONS 1 through 4 


Q.1. What best describes you?   Residents with school children 44.5%     -without 50.9%    - business owner  4.5%  For full results click link Question 1 above.

Q.2. What is most important to you for the new district? Top 3 answers were :
1.Expanding educational opportunities 51%        2. Cost savings  22.1%          3. Honoring the culture 17%  For full results click link Question 2 above.

Q.3. What is the best way to share info with you?  Top 4 answers were:
1. By Email 66.3%       2. Online (social media/webpages) 19.5%        3. By U.S. Mail 13.3%         4. In the newspapers 10.8% For full results click link Question 3 above.


Q.4. What would a successful transition look like to you? There were 71 answers to this question. For full results click link Question 4 above.
Equality, equity, more opportunities / Happy + successful students + parents / Minor disruption, open communication channels, parental input / No changes in the school plan, except a way to save money for all concerned / A transition with the least amount of impact on the students / Good communication through both boards / A thoughtful, balanced, approved budget / Not losing local control of our decision making so we can continue to develop the best school we can without "out of town" politics interfering / A successful transition would look like both schools operating as independent entities and keeping the values/ traditions/ standards that they deem important / Test scores increasing; students from both schools interacting on different occasions; teachers sharing strategies between the schools.

Q.5. - click here for the answers to the questions people asked. In all there were about 30 direct questions. Many were comments.