Survey tips

This introductory survey tips document (pdf) provides tips on administering district surveys along with promotion and distribution ideas and sample text for announcements and press releases.

Survey templates

The following Word documents provide ready-to-use surveys. They can be used as written, or your district may customize them to better meet its needs. If you don’t need the full survey, they may be useful as sample questions you could use in your own survey design. 

Family and community Secondary students
Opinion Survey (English) HB 5 Student Engagement Survey (English)
Opinion Survey (Spanish) HB 5 Student Engagement Survey (Spanish)
HB 5 Focused (English) Student Opinion Survey (English)
HB 5 Focused (Spanish) Student Opinion Survey (Spanish)

Key dates for school calendars

The following list includes special dates that can be included in your school activity calendars. 

Key Dates 2018–19 (docx)
Key Dates 201718 (docx)

Community engagement articles

Staying in touch with what is happening in community engagement in districts across the state provides great ideas for growing your district’s engagement program. Enjoy the following articles and check back for additions to the list. 

When Realtors Talk, People Listen
School District Outreach to Real Estate Community Pays Off
January/February 2017

Successful community engagement is always a two-way street and must benefit both schools and community partners. In the case of RSRS, Richardson ISD Schools gained the active support of a group of people whose profession allows them to have a positive impact on schools.

A Two Way Street
San Antonio-Based Partnerships Benefit Schools and Businesses
August 2016

Public schools and the business community are forming strong partnerships that benefit both parties. Students are exposed to real-life business situations, and businesses provide support, expertise, and resources not otherwise available to schools.

Staying Connected
Community Engagement in Cy-Fair ISD Pays Big Dividends
June 2016

The Cy-Fair ISD Board has established a high-level goal for communication and community engagement: “The district will foster a culture of trust by providing accurate, timely, and interactive communication to all stakeholders by encouraging parents and the community at large to be involved in our schools.”

A True Community Effort
Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Develops Numerous Relationships, Partners
April 2016

HEB Board President Ellen Jones and member Faye Beaulieu believe that the definition of community engagement is “accessing the synergy of the entire community.” For the board, community engagement is a systemic goal, and the district looks for ways to work outside the box and to measure success.

Building a Public Education Community
A Fully Engaged Citizenry is Essential for School Success
March 2016

Engaged citizens are an essential component for successful public schools. Effective and sustainable community engagement increases student achievement, with the community becoming an invested partner in the education of its students. 

For more information on the survey process, contact Marie Jones at 800.580.8272, extension 1014, or