Phones started ringing across the Francis Howell School District a few days ago as a comprehensive survey of patron opinion began.
District officials said the survey of 380 households will provide insight into what residents think about Francis Howell’s strengths, challenges and priorities.
“This survey will give us an outstanding opportunity to hear from a cross-section of our patrons their opinions about our performance, and what our priorities should be for the future,” said Dr. Pam Sloan, superintendent. “We’ll hear from all geographic parts of the district, people of all different ages, and everyone from newcomers to long-term residents.”
The 10- to 15-minute survey will touch on a wide variety of topics, and will include multiple-choice questions, along with opportunities for residents to share their comments. In general, calls will be placed between 7-9 p.m. on weekdays, and noon-6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The caller ID may show “Market Research Associates” or it may simply show an 816 or 913 area code as the company uses calling facilities in both Missouri and Kansas.
The survey process will take about two weeks to complete, and the district is asking patrons to listen for their phones to ring.