We are inviting anyone from New York's rural schools - administrators, teachers, principals, teacher aides, health and mental health services, families, bus drivers, custodians, etc. to join our effort to keep up to date on what's emerging in your area, and give you a sense of how your area compares with other rural districts in NYS.
We will only send one question per week, via text, and you can respond right to the text message.
Results will be posted on this page before the next question is sent to you.
Questions are always optional, answers are always anonymous, results are always aggregated.
If at any time you want to end your participation, you can text STOP in response to any text from us.
9/28/20: Quick Question 9. N = 72
9/18/20: Quick Question 8. N=14
Vertical axis = number of districts having one mental health staff per category of students.
Please note: One district reported having ZERO mental health staff; the "800+ district has one mental health staff for 1055 students!
9/9/20: Quick Question 7. N = 28
Number students for ONE nurse.
The horizontal axis = how many students assigned per ONE nurse;
vertical axis = number of districts having that many students for each nurse.
9/3/20. Quick Question 6. N = 31
8/26/20 Quick Question 5. N = 43
8/19/20 Quick Question 4. N=68. This question came from YOU!
8/19/2020: Quick Question 3. N=46
8/3/20 Results for Quick Question 2: What is the most effective way you have solicited meaningful input from students' families on the recent budget and/or reopening in the fall? [open-ended] 32 Responses: (response rate = 29%):
Some responses listed more than one method - in all there were 38 methods reported:
33 found a way to get virtual (eg. not in-person) input from families
23 used surveys
6 used social media (Face Book, district website, Thought Exchange)
3 specified Zoom meetings
1 just said "virtual" - unknown what vector
1 had an in-person meeting
1 made phone calls to families
3 had unclear methods that included Board of Education meetings and committee meetings
7/29/20 Results for Quick Question 1: At this point, are your district's re-opening plans: Fully in-person; Fully online; Hybrid/Mix?other; Still deciding. 65 Responses: (response rate = 66%)
As of 7/16/2020, this is who is answering our Quick Questions: