Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, school district leaders unveil online survey to gauge state of Oklahoma City Public Schools

Chamber calling on parents, educators and business owners to participate in confidential survey that will be used to help shape district reform.
by Tim Willert Published: March 25, 2014

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber wants to know what you think about Oklahoma City Public Schools and has enlisted the help of some influential partners to make that happen.

Chamber and school district officials along with representatives from Oklahoma City and several community organizations gathered Tuesday inside Horace Mann Elementary to publicize the launch of a comprehensive online survey that will be used to shape education reform.

The survey, which is confidential, is available in English and Spanish. It targets school district parents, teachers and employees along with business owners and community members. The goal, officials said, is to have 4,800 surveys completed in a month.

“The health of Oklahoma City Public Schools is vital to this community,” said Teresa Rose, chairwoman of the chamber’s workforce and education committee. “As a community we all have a responsibility and a role in the health of this district.”

The questions vary, depending on the respondent. Parents, for example, are asked about school effectiveness, academics, and school and parent relations. The survey for district employees includes a section on training and professional development and student and teacher interaction.

by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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