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Appendix C
PRINCIPAL AND ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL SURVEY RESULTS
Demographic Data/Survey Questions
Narrative Comments

Venus Independent School District Management and Performance Review

(n = 4)

Demographic Data

Totals may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

1. Gender (Optional) Male Female No Response
  50% 25% 25%

2. Ethnicity (Optional) Anglo African American Hispanic Asian Other No Response
  75% 0% 0% 0% 0% 25%

3. How long have you been employed by Venus ISD? 1-5
years
6-10
years
11-15
years
16-20
years
20+
years
  100% 0% 0% 0% 0%

4. What grades are taught in your school? PK-
Grade 1
Grades
2-5
Grades
6-8
Grades
9-12
  25% 25% 25% 25%

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. 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0%
2 School board members listen to the opinions and desires of others. 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%
3 School board members understand their role as policymakers and stay out of the day-to-day management of the district. 0% 0% 0% 75% 25% 0%
4 The superintendent is a respected and effective instructional leader. 75% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0%
5 The superintendent is a respected and effective business manager. 75% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0%
6 Central administration is efficient. 50% 0% 25% 25% 0% 0%
7 Central administration supports the educational process. 75% 0% 25% 0% 0% 0%
8 The morale of central administration staff is good. 25% 0% 25% 50% 0% 0%

B. Educational Service Delivery and Performance Measurement
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
9 Education is the main priority in our school district. 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%
10 Teachers are given an opportunity to suggest programs and materials that they believe are most effective. 75% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0%
11 The needs of the college-bound student are being met. 25% 25% 50% 0% 0% 0%
12 The needs of the work-bound student are being met. 25% 50% 25% 0% 0% 0%
13 The district provides curriculum guides for all grades and subjects. 25% 25% 0% 50% 0% 0%
14 The curriculum guides are appropriately aligned and coordinated. 0% 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
15 The district's curriculum guides clearly outline what to teach and how to teach it. 0% 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
16 The district has effective educational programs for the following:            
  a) Reading 0% 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
  b) Writing 0% 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
  c) Mathematics 0% 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
  d) Science 0% 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
  e) English or Language Arts 0% 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
  f) Computer Instruction 0% 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
  g) Social Studies (history or geography) 0% 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
  h) Fine Arts 0% 50% 25% 0% 25% 0%
  i) Physical Education 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
  j) Business Education 0% 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
  k) Vocational (Career and Technology) Education 0% 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
  l) Foreign Language 0% 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%
17 The district has effective special programs for the following:            
  a) Library Service 0% 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
  b) Honors/Gifted and Talented Education 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
  c) Special Education 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%
  d) Head Start and Even Start programs 0% 0% 25% 25% 50% 0%
  e) Dyslexia program 0% 75% 0% 0% 25% 0%
  f) Student mentoring program 0% 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
  g) Advanced placement program 0% 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
  h) Literacy program 0% 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%
  i) Programs for students at risk of dropping out of school 0% 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
  j) Summer school programs 25% 50% 25% 0% 0% 0%
  k) Alternative education programs 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
  l) "English as a Second Language" program 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
  m) Career counseling program 0% 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
  n) College counseling program 0% 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
  o) Counseling the parents of students 0% 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
  p) Drop out prevention program 0% 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
18 Parents are immediately notified if a child is absent from school. 0% 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
19 Teacher turnover is low. 0% 25% 25% 25% 25% 0%
20 Highly qualified teachers fill job openings. 0% 0% 0% 75% 25% 0%
21 Teachers are rewarded for superior performance. 0% 25% 0% 75% 0% 0%
22 Teachers are counseled about less than satisfactory performance. 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%
23 All schools have equal access to educational materials such as computers, television monitors, science labs and art classes. 0% 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
24 Students have access when needed to a school nurse. 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%
25 Classrooms are seldom left unattended. 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0%

C. Personnel
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
26 District salaries are competitive with similar positions in the job market. 0% 0% 0% 25% 75% 0%
27 The district has a good and timely program for orienting new employees. 0% 25% 0% 75% 0% 0%
28 Temporary workers are rarely used. 0% 50% 0% 25% 25% 0%
29 The district successfully projects future staffing needs. 0% 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
30 The district has an effective employee recruitment program. 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
31 The district operates an effective staff development program. 0% 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
32 District employees receive annual personnel evaluations. 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%
33 The district rewards competence and experience and spells out qualifications such as seniority and skill levels needed for promotion. 0% 25% 25% 25% 25% 0%
34 Employees who perform below the standard of expectation are counseled appropriately and timely. 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
35 The district has a fair and timely grievance process. 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
36 The district's health insurance package meets my needs. 0% 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%

D. Community Involvement
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
37 The district regularly communicates with parents. 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
38 Schools have plenty of volunteers to help student and school programs. 0% 25% 25% 50% 0% 0%
39 District facilities are open for community use. 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%

E. Facilities Use and Management
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
40 Parents, citizens, students, faculty, staff and the board provide input into facility planning. 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
41 Schools are clean. 0% 25% 25% 50% 0% 0%
42 Buildings are properly maintained in a timely manner. 0% 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
43 Repairs are made in a timely manner. 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
44 Emergency maintenance is handled promptly. 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
46 Campus administrators are well trained in fiscal management techniques. 0% 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
47 Financial resources are allocated fairly and equitably at my school. 0% 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%

G. Purchasing and Warehousing
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
48 Purchasing gets me what I need when I need it. 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%
49 Purchasing acquires the highest quality materials and equipment at the lowest cost. 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
50 Purchasing processes are not cumbersome for the requestor. 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
51 The district provides teachers and administrators an easy-to-use standard list of supplies and equipment. 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
52 Students are issued textbooks in a timely manner. 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%
53 Textbooks are in good shape. 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%
54 The school library meets the student needs for books and other resources. 0% 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%

H. Food Services
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
55 The cafeteria's food looks and tastes good. 25% 50% 0% 25% 0% 0%
56 Food is served warm. 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%
57 Students have enough time to eat. 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0%
58 Students eat lunch at the appropriate time of day. 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0%
59 Students wait in food lines no longer than 10 minutes. 75% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0%
60 Discipline and order are maintained in the school cafeteria. 75% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0%
61 Cafeteria staff is helpful and friendly. 75% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0%
62 Cafeteria facilities are sanitary and neat. 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%

I. Transportation
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
63 The drop-off zone at the school is safe. 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%
64 The district has a simple method to request buses for special events. 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
65 Buses arrive and leave on time. 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
66 Adding or modifying a route for a student is easy to accomplish. 0% 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%

J. Safety and Security
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
67 Students feel safe and secure at school. 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%
68 School disturbances are infrequent. 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%
69 Gangs are not a problem in this district. 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0%
70 Drugs are not a problem in this district. 0% 25% 25% 50% 0% 0%
71 Vandalism is not a problem in this district. 0% 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
72 Security personnel have a good working relationship with principals and teachers. 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
73 Security personnel are respected and liked by the students they serve. 0% 50% 25% 0% 25% 0%
74 A good working arrangement exists between local law enforcement and the district. 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%
75 Students receive fair and equitable discipline for misconduct. 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0%
76 Safety hazards do not exist on school grounds. 0% 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%

K. Computers and Technology
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
77 Students regularly use computers. 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0%
78 Students have regular access to computer equipment and software in the classroom. 25% 75% 0% 0% 0% 0%
79 Computers are new enough to be useful for student instruction. 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0%
80 The district meets student needs in classes in computer fundamentals. 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0%
81 The district meets student needs in classes in advanced computer skills. 50% 25% 25% 0% 0% 0%
82 Teachers know how to use computers in the classroom. 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
83 Teachers and students have easy access to the Internet. 75% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0%