Survey gives voice to concerned South Putnam community

Monday, February 6, 2012

Concerned South Putnam School Corporation parents and community members have created a survey in which they are looking for input from staff, parents, students and residents.

Although, the survey is not administered by the school corporation they are hoping for a better understanding of how the community feels about the job the school corporation is doing.

"It's a grassroots effort," said former South Putnam teacher and concerned resident Kim Fidler. "Many times staff members, parents, students and community members are too intimidated to come forward with their concerns."

Questions include things such as "Do you feel the current high school administration as a whole represents the value of the South Putnam Community?" as well as "Are you happy with the direction our school is headed?"

The survey can be taken at

Answers to the survey will be presented to the board after they are collected.

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  • Hopefully, the Board will open their eyes and see how Parents, Students, and Teachers at South feel.

    -- Posted by letmegetbacktoya on Mon, Feb 6, 2012, at 10:27 AM
  • Besides the one person mentioned, who are the other "concerned parents and community members?

    Some questions have the potential to be slanderous if answered. Be very careful if you choose to answer this survey.

    Please note the two questions which B-G highlighted - "Do you 'feel'..." and "Are you 'happy'...".

    Rational thought is better spoken here rather than 'feelings'.

    -- Posted by Lookout on Mon, Feb 6, 2012, at 10:28 AM
  • Lookout is trying to scare you off from taking the survey. The survey is no different than a political survey. Don't let lookout fool ya.

    The last time I checked you can still be "rational" and have "feelings".

    -- Posted by letmegetbacktoya on Mon, Feb 6, 2012, at 12:20 PM
  • Ummm ok? I guess an unscientific survey that anyone online can take regardless of if they actually live in the SP school district could change the school boards mind. Wake up people, reelsville is closing and there's nothing you can do about it. Last time I checked there was a servey of people called an election that seems to back up that the board does reflect the values of the community. If you disagree then vote them out next time. This survey isn't going to do any good.

    -- Posted by hometownboy on Mon, Feb 6, 2012, at 1:54 PM
  • I just took this survey and I would encourage it. I think we have to look at it in a positive light. I know I have heard many complaints over the last several years over problems at the school. I am glad to see a group of people working together to bring light to this issue. Also, I have been around long enough to know that you are right, we can vote someone else in, but if no one else will run, it is hard to vote new ones in. This is a step in the right direction, lets see what will come from it. Also, correct me if I am wrong, but I saw one question in regards to the 6th grade coming over. Some questions could allow comments about it, but for the most part it was a broad based survey. Not perfect, but not bad. It may not do anything, lets hope it will!

    -- Posted by PutnamProud on Mon, Feb 6, 2012, at 3:27 PM
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