17 March 2015
The January survey was presented to the Fluvanna County School Board at their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 11. Roughly half of classroom teachers participated in the survey, along with other school staff.
The anonymous, voluntary survey, conducted online using the Fluvanna Education Association’s distribution list to reach Fluvanna’s public school employees, featured seven specific questions.
Of the topics covered in the survey, a particular area of concern seemed to be communication between teachers and staff, and administration – including the School Board itself. “There was a perception that cascaded through a portion of the staff around not feeling comfortable speaking up – either not feeling comfortable, or not feeling that their voice is being heard,” said Sullivan. Conversely, Sullivan pointed out, “Among many members of the administration and School Board there is a feeling that there is openness, and that there is a desire to listen and to respond. I think,” he continued, “that the fact that there is that disconnect right now shows that maybe there are some additional opportunities to address some of those challenges.”
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