VCSD Conducting School Climate Survey

As part of the district’s commitment to ensure the well-being of its students, the Voorheesville Central School District will be conducting a School Climate Survey this spring. The survey will solicit feedback from middle and high school students, staff and guardians. The district conducted the survey in 2022 and will compare the results with this year’s survey.

What is the School Climate Survey?

The U.S. Department of Education develops the School Climate Survey as a common, reliable and nationally-validated measure for use by states, districts and schools. 

The survey contains sections on school participation, physical and emotional safety, substance abuse and more. Participation is completely voluntary and strictly confidential. No personally identifiable information will be requested or collected from any survey respondent.

Why do we conduct the School Climate Survey?

Examining the School Climate Survey results will allow VCSD to explore the aspects of our school climate that support a positive learning and working environment. We will use the data to consider where we can improve moving forward. We can celebrate our strengths, respond to areas of concern and monitor our progress. 

Who, how and when will it be taken?

The survey will be administered to students (grades 5-12), guardians and school personnel during the coming weeks using an online platform. Your principal will provide notice of the exact date and time.

If you would prefer that your student doesn’t take the survey, email ES Principal Jeff VivenzioVMS Principal Jennifer Drautz or Clayton A. Bouton HS Principal Kristin DuGuay.

Parents and guardians will take the survey using a link provided on our website. The link will open from April 26 to May 3.