The Rural Schools Association of New York

RSA Quick Question

We are inviting anyone from New York’s rural schools – administrators, teachers, principals, teacher aides, health and mental health services, families, bus drivers, custodians, etc. to join our effort to keep up to date on what’s emerging in your area, and give you a sense of how your area compares with other rural districts in NYS.

  • We will only send one question per week, via text, and you can respond right to the text message.

  • Results will be posted on this page before the next question is sent to you. 

  • Questions are always optional, answers are always anonymous, results are always aggregated. 

  • If at any time you want to end your participation, you can text STOP in response to any text from us.

1/21/21 Quick Question 11. N=42

1/12/21: Quick Question 10. N=31

9/28/20: Quick Question 9. N = 72

9/18/20: Quick Question 8. N=14

Vertical axis = number of districts having one mental health staff per category of students.
Please note: One district reported having ZERO mental health staff; the "800+ district has one mental health staff for 1055 students!

9/9/20: Quick Question 7. N = 28

Number students for ONE nurse.
The horizontal axis = how many students assigned per ONE nurse;
vertical axis = number of districts having that many students for each nurse.

9/3/20. Quick Question 6. N = 31

8/26/20 Quick Question 5. N = 43

8/19/20 Quick Question 4. N=68. This question came from YOU!

8/19/2020: Quick Question 3. N=46

8/3/20 Results for Quick Question 2: What is the most effective way you have solicited meaningful input from students' families on the recent budget and/or reopening in the fall? [open-ended] 32 Responses: (response rate = 29%):
Some responses listed more than one method - in all there were 38 methods reported:
33 found a way to get virtual (eg. not in-person) input from families
23 used surveys
6 used social media (Face Book, district website, Thought Exchange)
3 specified Zoom meetings
1 just said "virtual" - unknown what vector
1 had an in-person meeting
1 made phone calls to families
3 had unclear methods that included Board of Education meetings and committee meetings

7/29/20 Results for Quick Question 1: At this point, are your district's re-opening plans: Fully in-person; Fully online; Hybrid/Mix?other; Still deciding. 65 Responses: (response rate = 66%)

As of 7/16/2020, this is who is answering our Quick Questions:

51 Districts