Beginning on or about November 30, 2016 phones will be ringing across the Fox C-6, as a comprehensive survey of patron opinion will begin.
Fox C-6 officials said the survey of 400 households will provide insight into what residents think about the Fox C-6 strengths, challenges, and priorities.
“This survey will give us an outstanding opportunity to continue to hear from a cross-section of our patrons their opinions about our performance, and what our priorities should be for the future,” said Dr. Jim Wipke, Superintendent. “This ties directly into our Comprehensive School Improvement Plan efforts and will give us the chance to hear from patrons representing geographic parts from all over the district, people of all different ages, and everyone from newcomers to long-term residents.”
The 10- to 15-minute survey will touch on a wide variety of topics, and will include “pick one”-type questions, along with opportunities for residents to share their comments.
The survey was designed by Patron Insight, Inc., a Kansas City-based market research organization that has worked with school districts across the Midwest on similar research since 1992.
The calling will be done by Kansas City-based Market Research Associates, a firm that uses only locally based, professional researchers. Participants will be selected totally at random, and all responses will be kept completely confidential.
In general, calls will be placed between 7 and 9 p.m. on weekdays, and noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. While there may be some variation on those times, no calls will take place during the traditional dinner hour. The caller ID may show “Market Research Associates” or it may simply show an 816 or 913 area code, because the company uses calling facilities in both Missouri and Kansas.
For those who are not contacted at random on the phone, an online version of the survey will be available on the district’s website.
The survey process will take about two weeks to complete, and Fox C-6 is asking patrons to listen for their phones to ring.
“We really want to hear from you,” said Dr. Wipke. “Our goal is to provide all of our patrons as many opportunities to provide feedback as possible, so, if you get a phone call on this survey, please participate, and please let us know what you think.” If you do not receive a phone call, the online survey will be available by visiting www.fox.k12.mo.us.
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The Fox C-6 School District is an award winning National District of Character serving 11,500 students in Jefferson County, Missouri.