Fort Bend ISD is committed to providing an educational system that will enable all students to reach their full potential, and strongly believes that every child deserves an equitable education and safe environment in which to thrive. We also know that we cannot do this alone, and our students benefit from a collaborative community. In February of 2018, FBISD launched its “Fort Bend Forward” survey, asking all parents and guardians, staff members, community members, and students in grades 6-12 to participate.
This survey was the first phase of a strategic effort to understand how the District – together with our community -- can better support our current and future students as they develop the skills and attributes included in the Profile of the Graduate. Survey questions address overall perceptions and valuing of equity, culture and climate, safety and behavior, policies and procedures, access and opportunities, family support and inclusion, and curriculum and instruction. The results will help school and District leaders better understand Fort Bend ISD students, identify gaps in student support, and help lead to meaningful changes.
Following the survey, Fort Bend ISD will work with K12 Insight to host focus group discussions at campuses throughout the District, using the survey feedback to lead to deeper conversations about the unique needs of each campus community. Ultimately, Fort Bend ISD aims to develop prescriptive, strategic plans for each campus that combine the District’s efforts with those of our community partners and resources.
All FBISD parents and staff received a link to the survey via email during the week of February 26. The survey was offered in English and Spanish, and all responses are strictly confidential.