Every Voice Counts
We want students, staff and parents/guardians to share their thoughts about your school climate, particularly whether they consider their school or workplace to be a safe and welcoming environment.
Note: The Lambton Kent District School Board was planning to conduct a School Climate Survey May 3-21, 2021 to gather input from Grade 4-12 students, parents/guardians and staff to help with planning programs and decision-making related to supporting safe and inclusive school environments. Due to the provincially mandated transition to remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LKDSB School Climate Survey will occur when schools return to face-to-face learning.
The Ministry of Education requires all school boards to conduct school climate surveys of students, school staff and parents at least every two years, as they all play a key role in contributing to a positive school climate.
There are four separate online surveys: Grades 4-6; Grades 7-12; parents/guardians; and staff. Information about the student surveys will be distributed through your child's school.
The LKDSB survey questions are similar to the 2019 School Climate Survey. The questions were developed with input from students, parents/guardians; school and Board administration, including Mental Health, Safe Schools and Indigenous Education representatives, and Chatham-Kent Public Health and Lambton Public Health.
Your voice counts. The LKDSB is committed to community engagement and supporting safe and caring learning environments. Share your thoughts on the Parent/Guardian School Climate Survey. Your feedback will help to inform the planning and development of programs and initiatives that support student success and well-being.
Parents/guardians are invited to complete one survey per child/school (i.e. if your children attend more than one school, please complete the survey for each school your children attend).
Surveys will be anonymous and individualized results will be kept confidential; however, aggregated school and Board responses will be shared publicly (except in cases where individuals may be identified).
Participation is strictly voluntary. Teachers and staff will not be aware of individual student responses.
It is expected the survey results will be publicly available in Fall 2021.
2019 School Climate Survey