District Scores High Marks on Satisfaction Survey
During the month of April, all CISD employees were invited to participate in an opinion survey conducted by the Human Resource Services Division of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). The survey was designed to assess employees" attitudes and level of satisfaction with their jobs and work conditions. The staff participation numbers were higher than anticipated considering the current educational climate across the state. Out of a total of 1,150 employees, 863 staff members participated (a 75 percent response rate) with the largest employee group being teachers. The executive summary report stated, "Overall, Coppell ISD employees responded very favorably regarding job satisfaction." In fact, 94 percent of respondents went on to say they would recommend Coppell ISD to a friend as a good place to work.
The summary also cited high ratings from all employee groups on district communications with more than 90 percent indicating they were able to find out things they need to know to get their job done, that the district shares important news and events, that e-mail is used effectively and that important accomplishments are recognized. Employees gave high marks for reliable communication technology and for training, support, and feedback necessary to do their job. They also feel challenged to be effective and have high expectations for students, that they operate in a safe, clean, and well-maintained environment, and that their pay is fair and competitive for the work they do.
According to CISD Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Turner, "I was most impressed by the positive feedback we received about the district…unheard of during these tenuous financial times in public education." Turner added, "There"s always room for improvement. Our district leadership team will use this information to better understand how CISD employees perceive specific issues as we strive to deliver the highest level of service possible in every area of our school community." Click here to view the full report.