Hancock students, staff and parents will take part in a New York State Education Department School Climate Survey to help improve the overall quality of education in the school district. Following U.S. Department of Education and NYSED survey guidelines, Hancock Central School District stakeholders will have the opportunity to express their opinions about the current school climate and offer insight on ways to improve it.
Audience-specific surveys will help the Hancock Central School District understand the perceptions of students, staff and parents with regard to academics, community relationships, safety, and institutional environment. Since each group experiences school climate differently, the surveys will be used to create an overall picture of Hancock’s existing school climate and help the District monitor progress, make data-driven decisions and adapt to shifting needs.
The surveys will be distributed electronically to those currently involved with middle and high school education (grades 5-12) in the Hancock Central School District. Once survey data is collected and analyzed, the NYSED will help the District develop and implement a school climate improvement action plan that promotes student achievement, self-esteem, and school safety.
Hancock administrators, faculty, and staff were surveyed on October 8, 2021, during their staff in-service day. Students in Grades 5-12 will participate during designated times in the school day.
Parents/guardians of HCSD students are asked to complete the following surveys by November 30, 2021:
Please contact the District Office at (607) 637-1301, should you have any questions.
~ Julie R. Bergman, Interim Superintendent of Schools