Give "Your Voice" to the Rowland Unified School District

Rowland Unified School District is embarking on a new and innovative effort to engage all members of the community and increase involvement in discussions on how to improve schools. The first of a series of planned communication initiatives launches today in the form of a Districtwide Climate Survey. Rowland Unified parents, teachers, staff, and community members are invited to share their perceptions of the district and its programs.

Click here to take part in the survey.

“The Districtwide Climate Survey shares with the community important information about new and existing programs. We are giving everyone the chance to provide feedback on how we can improve,” said Dr. Maria Ott, Superintendent of Rowland Unified. “Future initiatives will include this technology to increase community input. Upcoming studies will provide many opportunities for public involvement, including an invitation for high school students to share their perspectives.”

As part of its effort to conserve resources and include as many people as possible in the conversation, the school district has launched an initiative to collect email addresses from all parents and community members. Those who have provided the district with their email addresses will receive email invitations beginning on September 27, 2011 to participate in the survey. The climate survey is accessible from September 27 – October 14, 2011 through a link posted on the “Your Voice” section of each school’s website and the school district’s website. It is also available in Chinese, Korean and Spanish.

Individuals who do not have access to computers may visit the district office (located at 1830 S. Nogales Street in Rowland Heights) or their local library to take the survey online. Residents may also call the school district at (626)854-8352 and request a paper copy of the survey. The goal is to ensure that everyone can easily provide input.