Case Study: Bay Village Schools
Maintaining community support and funding for public schools can be a real challenge in uncertain economic times. The leadership team at Bay Village Schools was facing an important bond election and needed to upgrade their survey and communication tools to ensure they would be able to gain the support they needed. Otherwise, it would be a significant challenge to maintain the funding required to continue to deliver the high standard of education their community expects.
Comprehensive Listening Builds Community Support
The district could easily distribute the survey to households with students attending the schools via email, but they were also able to mail out invitations with unique survey access codes to households without children and maintain the integrity of the results. The responses allowed a complete picture, clarifying the way the entire community views and values education.
In addition to important communications with the community, the school district also uses SoGoSurvey to create surveys for their staff as well. Administrators found it easy to customize the appearance and layout and create surveys that were engaging and informative. As Communications Director Karen Derby puts it, “SoGoSurvey has met all of my needs. It makes it very easy to communicate with our staff.”
SoGoSurvey’s advanced branching and skip logic options allowed the team to design well-thought-out surveys that incorporated all the possible paths of participants. This capability played a key role in obtaining valuable data collected from the community survey, resulting in 60% of constituents ultimately voting in favor of the bond measure supporting the district.