Process Announced for Upcoming District Community Survey

Thompson School District has announced more information regarding the community survey that was authorized earlier this year by the district Board of Education.  The district has contracted with National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) to conduct the survey, which will assist the board and the administration in assessing public opinion about a wide array of points of interest pertaining to the district.

A total of 1,800 registered voters from within TSD’s taxing district were randomly selected to participate in the survey.  Voters who have been selected to participate will soon receive an introductory postcard via U.S. Mail that contains more information, followed by a copy of the survey approximately one week later.  NRC will collect and analyze all data and prepare a report for the district Board of Education and staff.  Results are anticipated to be presented to the board in June.

The surveys are anonymous in nature and will have no name associated with the data that residents return to the research firm.  A Spanish version of the survey will be available upon request.  For residents that are chosen to participate, it is extremely important that they fill out the document in its entirety and return it as requested, even if they do not currently have students who attend district schools.  The survey is designed to gauge the opinion of the community as a whole.

National Research Center, Inc. is a well-known and highly regarded citizen survey research firm located in Boulder that operates throughout Colorado and worldwide. Founded in 1994, NRC is a leading research and evaluation firm focusing on the information requirements of the public sector, including local and state governments, the federal government, school districts, special districts, non-profit agencies, health care providers and foundations. NRC provides a range of consultative services, including survey research, workshop and town hall facilitation, focus groups, stakeholder interviews, as well as strategic planning to connect all of the pieces.  Over the past 20 years, NRC has conducted more than 1,000 surveys of residents in communities across the country, ranging in population size from approximately 1,500 residents to over eight million.

For more information on the community survey and its process, please contact Michael Hausmann, Thompson School District Public Information Officer, at 613-5011 or at michael.hausmann@thompsonschools.org.

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