Community Needs Assessment Survey
As part of my entry plan to the Superintendency, I need to gain feedback from the community about our schools. I have created a needs assessment survey to attempt to gain some background knowledge about how people in our community feel about our schools. This survey covers a fairly wide variety of topics from facilities, to perception, to education, to home value. If you could find the time in the coming weeks to please complete one, it would benefit our district as we seek to provide the best schools around. Click the "Survey" link below and it will take you to the survey which should take roughly 5 minutes to complete. Your feedback and thoughts will help us along the journey on this train.
Board of Education Date Change
Just a brief item of information for you regarding our next Board of Education meeting. The originally scheduled meeting for August 4th has been moved to Wednesday, August 3rd at 6:30 p.m. at the District Office. More information, including item on the agenda can be found on the district website at www.romecsd.org.
Call for Action
At the Rome Board of Education meeting on July 21st Board member Jackie Favata thanked Senator Joseph Griffo for writing U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. about the proposed new federal education law that requires states to punish school districts (by withholding foundation aid) that have too many students opt out of standardized tests. I am asking that you too make your views known on the proposed federal regulation that would require states to punish school districts that have too many students opt out of standardized tests. Community members can take a few minutes to complete a survey letting their opinions be heard. Mrs. Favata remarked last week, “Holding back the money (foundation aid) to educate the children is the wrong thing to do. It is imperative that you take the survey. There is also a comment section in there as well." I echo this sentiment and will do everything I can with local, state, and federal legislature to protect our district.
Please take a few minutes to complete the New York State Education Department ‘Every Student Succeeds Act Feedback Request’ Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ESSACHARACTERISTICSOFHIGHLYEFFECTIVESCHOOLS
Public comments can be submitted through August 26.