Trustees discussed the comprehensive surveys for students, parents, teachers and staff during the Oct. 11 meeting, considering the topics and delivery for engaging stakeholders.

Leander ISD uses a trio of surveys – one each for families, students and staff – to gauge satisfaction, areas of concern and where schools need to support students.

In the surveys this past February, three quarters of families had a favorable impression of the district. Students felt encouraged and supported by teachers and staff while also feeling safe in their classroom and on campus. Teachers and employees reported high levels of satisfaction with their learning communities and opportunities for professional development.

“Creating meaningful opportunities to engage with our community helps ensure LISD’s priorities remain focused on student support and continuously improving for our teachers and employees,” Superintendent Dan Troxell, Ph.D., said. “We are here to listen, learn and make the best decisions for students. As we continue to work with our Board of Trustees, we will evaluate all avenues for engagement and feedback with our families, teachers and students.”

Trustees discussed the refinement of the district’s survey instruments to solicit staff and community feedback. They discussed survey approaches, topics and timelines, with a focus on how to best meet the current needs of our educational system.

“Our goal is to engage our community so our schools, administration and Board can decide on behalf of students,” Trustee Pamela Waggoner said. “We look forward to continuing to work and enhance our strategies for collecting this data to improve our school district.”