School Climate Survey To Be Administered to Students, Staff, and Parents from Nov 6-17, 2017; Data Will Inform Future School Climate Planning Initiatives

The Rhinebeck Central School District, in partnership with the National School Climate Center (NSCC), is asking all parents to provide the school district with feedback on school climate by participating in a survey called the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI). The District last administered the CSCI in 2008 and is surveying again to continue the process of gathering stakeholder perceptions of school climate.


A different version of the survey will be administered to students in Grades 3 through 12 during the school day, as well as to school personnel and parents, thus providing the opportunity for the District to hear from every single member of our school community.


All versions of the survey are designed to assess perceptions of the school environment, including safety, relationships, support for learning, and the environment within the school. The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Broad-based feedback is important to help the Rhinebeck Central School District understand and address the specific climate issues in our schools. All responses are anonymous. There are no names attached to the survey, and all data will be reported in terms of the way groups of people respond to items.


Parents may complete the survey on-line by visiting the District’s website at and locating the link to the building-specific survey as follows: Families --> School Climate Survey --> School Climate Survey for Parents -->, then choose and clicking on the links or links for the school(s) your child/childen attend.  


The CSCI will be administered from November 6-17, 2017. Please note that the District is asking parents to complete a survey for each building in which their child(ren) attend(s) school. If a parent has more than one child in the District, we request that the parent complete one survey for each building your children attend.


NSCC will compile the results and conduct a thorough data analysis. When this process is completed, NSCC will provide the District with its findings, which will be analyzed by the Comprehensive District Education Planning (CDEP) team, communicated to the school community, and used to inform future school planning initiatives regarding school climate.


We appreciate in advance our students, staff, and parents for taking the time to complete the survey and joining us in this effort to make our schools even better places for your children to learn.


845.871.5520 - District
845.871.5520 ext. 5527 - Transportation
845.871.5570 ext. 6560 - Registration
845.871.5570 ext. 6551 - Special Education
845.871.5570 ext. 6560 - Curriculum & Instruction


Mailing: P.O. Box 351, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Physical: 45 N. Park Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572


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