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Appendix B
ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPPORT STAFF SURVEY RESULTS
Demographic Data/Survey Questions
Narrative Comments

Venus Independent School District Management and Performance Review

(n = 15)

Demographic Data

Totals may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

1. Gender (Optional) Male Female No Response
  27% 60% 13%

2. Ethnicity (Optional) Anglo African American Hispanic Asian Other No Response
  67% 0% 0% 0% 20% 13%

3. How long have you been employed by Venus ISD? 1-5
years
6-10
years
11-15
years
16-20
years
20+
years
  67% 7% 13% 7% 7%

4. Are you a(n) Administrator Clerical Staffer Support Staffer No Response
  13% 33% 54% 0%

5. How long have you been employed in this capacity by Venus ISD? 1-5
years
6-10
years
11-15
years
16-20
years
20+
years
  67% 7% 13% 7% 7%

A. District Organization and Management
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
1 The school board allows sufficient time for public input at meetings. 13% 27% 33% 20% 7% 0%
2 School board members listen to the opinions and desires of others. 13% 40% 20% 27% 0% 0%
3 The superintendent is a respected and effective instructional leader. 40% 7% 40% 13% 0% 0%
4 The superintendent is a respected and effective business manager. 33% 13% 40% 13% 0% 0%
5 Central administration is efficient. 0% 67% 20% 13% 0% 0%
6 Central administration supports the educational process. 13% 67% 20% 0% 0% 0%
7 The morale of central administration staff is good. 0% 33% 20% 47% 0% 0%

B. Educational Service Delivery and Performance Measurement
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
8 Education is the main priority in our school district. 7% 47% 13% 27% 7% 0%
9 Teachers are given an opportunity to suggest programs and materials that they believe are most effective. 7% 27% 47% 7% 13% 0%
10 The needs of the college-bound student are being met. 0% 27% 33% 40% 0% 0%
11 The needs of the work-bound student are being met. 0% 20% 47% 27% 7% 0%
12 The district has effective educational programs for the following:            
  a) Reading 0% 33% 13% 47% 7% 0%
  b) Writing 0% 47% 13% 40% 0% 0%
  c) Mathematics 0% 60% 20% 20% 0% 0%
  d) Science 0% 67% 13% 20% 0% 0%
  e) English or Language Arts 0% 67% 13% 20% 0% 0%
  f) Computer Instruction 7% 80% 13% 0% 0% 0%
  g) Social Studies (history or geography) 0% 67% 33% 0% 0% 0%
  h) Fine Arts 0% 47% 47% 7% 0% 0%
  i) Physical Education 0% 47% 27% 0% 13% 13%
  j) Business Education 0% 20% 60% 7% 7% 7%
  k) Vocational (Career and Technology) Education 0% 33% 53% 7% 7% 0%
  l) Foreign Language 0% 20% 60% 13% 7% 0%
13 The district has effective special programs for the following:            
  a) Library Service 27% 40% 27% 7% 0% 0%
  b) Honors/Gifted and Talented Education 7% 40% 47% 7% 0% 0%
  c) Special Education 0% 73% 7% 20% 0% 0%
  d) Head Start and Even Start programs 0% 47% 53% 0% 0% 0%
  e) Dyslexia program 0% 20% 67% 13% 0% 0%
  f) Student mentoring program 0% 13% 40% 47% 0% 0%
  g) Advanced placement program 0% 20% 53% 20% 7% 0%
  h) Literacy program 0% 13% 60% 27% 0% 0%
  i) Programs for students at risk of
of dropping out of school
0% 27% 40% 27% 7% 0%
  j) Summer school programs 7% 53% 0% 33% 7% 0%
  k) Alternative education programs 0% 60% 27% 13% 0% 0%
  l) "English as a second language" program 0% 47% 53% 0% 0% 0%
  m) Career counseling program 0% 13% 47% 33% 7% 0%
  n) College counseling program 0% 13% 47% 33% 7% 0%
  o) Counseling the parents of students 0% 20% 47% 20% 13% 0%
  p) Drop out prevention program 0% 20% 47% 27% 7% 0%
14 Parents are immediately notified if a child is absent from school. 0% 67% 27% 0% 7% 0%
15 Teacher turnover is low. 7% 13% 7% 53% 20% 0%
16 Highly qualified teachers fill job openings. 0% 7% 27% 60% 7% 0%
17 Teacher openings are filled quickly. 0% 27% 33% 33% 7% 0%
18 Teachers are rewarded for superior performance. 0% 7% 47% 33% 13% 0%
19 Teachers are counseled about less than satisfactory performance. 0% 20% 67% 0% 13% 0%
20 All schools have equal access to educational materials such as computers, television monitors, science labs and art classes. 0% 67% 13% 13% 7% 0%
21 The student-to-teacher ratio is reasonable. 0% 87% 7% 7% 0% 0%
22 Students have access, when needed, to a school nurse. 7% 73% 7% 7% 7% 0%
23 Classrooms are seldom left unattended. 7% 47% 33% 7% 7% 0%

C. Personnel
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
24 District salaries are competitive with similar positions in the job market. 0% 0% 27% 47% 27% 0%
25 The district has a good and timely program for orienting new employees. 0% 40% 47% 7% 7% 0%
26 Temporary workers are rarely used. 0% 13% 67% 20% 0% 0%
27 The district successfully projects future staffing needs. 0% 33% 47% 20% 0% 0%
28 The district has an effective employee recruitment program. 0% 7% 60% 33% 0% 0%
29 The district operates an effective staff development program. 0% 47% 27% 27% 0% 0%
30 District employees receive annual personnel evaluations. 0% 40% 40% 13% 7% 0%
31 The district rewards competence and experience and spells out qualifications such as seniority and skill levels needed for promotion. 0% 7% 27% 53% 13% 0%
32 Employees who perform below the standard of expectation are counseled appropriately and timely. 0% 13% 47% 33% 7% 0%
33 The district has a fair and timely grievance process. 0% 33% 33% 7% 7% 0%
34 The district's health insurance package meets my needs. 0% 47% 27% 13% 13% 0%

D. Community Involvement
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
35 The district regularly communicates with parents. 0% 47% 27% 13% 13% 0%
36 The local television and radio stations regularly report school news and menus. 0% 13% 40% 33% 13% 0%
37 Schools have plenty of volunteers to help student and school programs. 0% 7% 33% 53% 7% 0%
38 District facilities are open for community use. 7% 53% 7% 13% 20% 0%

E. Facilities Use and Management
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
39 Parents, citizens, students, faculty, staff and the board provide input into facility planning. 0% 20% 33% 33% 7% 7%
40 The architect and construction managers are selected objectively and impersonally. 0% 27% 33% 20% 13% 7%
41 Schools are clean. 0% 47% 20% 20% 7% 7%
42 Buildings are properly maintained in a timely manner. 0% 80% 7% 0% 7% 7%
43 Repairs are made in a timely manner. 0% 80% 7% 0% 7% 7%
44 Emergency maintenance is handled promptly. 7% 73% 0% 7% 7% 7%

F. Financial Management
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
45 Site-based budgeting is used effectively to extend the involvement of principals and teachers. 0% 20% 60% 7% 7% 7%
46 Campus administrators are well trained in fiscal management techniques. 0% 27% 47% 20% 0% 7%
47 The district's financial reports are easy to understand and read. 0% 7% 47% 27% 13% 7%
48 Financial reports are made available to community members when asked. 0% 53% 33% 7% 0% 7%

G. Purchasing and Warehousing
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
49 Purchasing gets me what I need when I need it. 0% 47% 27% 13% 7% 7%
50 Purchasing acquires the highest quality materials and equipment at the lowest cost. 0% 40% 47% 7% 0% 7%
51 Purchasing processes are not cumbersome for the requestor. 0% 20% 47% 27% 0% 7%
52 The district provides teachers and administrators an easy-to-use standard list of supplies and equipment. 0% 20% 53% 13% 7% 7%
53 Students are issued textbooks in a timely manner. 0% 60% 20% 7% 7% 7%
54 Textbooks are in good shape. 0% 53% 33% 0% 7% 7%
55 The school library meets the student needs for books and other resources. 13% 53% 13% 13% 0% 7%

H. Safety and Security
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
56 Gangs are not a problem in this district. 0% 27% 33% 33% 7% 0%
57 Drugs are not a problem in this district. 0% 7% 40% 40% 13% 0%
58 Vandalism is not a problem in this district. 0% 20% 33% 40% 7% 0%
59 Security personnel have a good working relationship with principals and teachers. 0% 47% 40% 13% 0% 0%
60 Security personnel are respected and liked by the students they serve. 0% 33% 47% 13% 0% 7%
61 A good working arrangement exists between local law enforcement and the district. 0% 60% 13% 20% 7% 0%
62 Students receive fair and equitable discipline for misconduct. 0% 33% 0% 33% 33% 0%

I. Computers and Technology
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
63 Students regularly use computers. 0% 87% 7% 7% 0% 0%
64 Students have regular access to computer equipment and software in the classroom. 0% 73% 13% 13% 0% 0%
65 Teachers know how to use computers in the classroom. 0% 60% 40% 0% 0% 0%
66 Computers are new enough to be useful for student instruction. 0% 87% 13% 0% 0% 0%
67 The district meets student needs in classes in computer fundamentals. 0% 87% 13% 0% 0% 0%
68 The district meets student needs in classes in advanced computer skills. 0% 47% 40% 13% 0% 0%
69 Teachers and students have easy access to the Internet. 0% 80% 13% 7% 0% 0%