Thursday, April 26, 2012

Exit Interviews

The Van Buren Community School District with the assistance of the SAFE Coalition will again be conducting exit interviews with 8th and 12th grade students.

The intent of these interviews is to gauge the climate of the school building and learn more from students who are leaving the school. These interviews ask students to share their opinions of staff, academic offerings, guidance and student support. Students are interviewed by members of the coalition or community who do not have a direct connection with the students on a daily basis, the hope is that this will allow them to open up and be honest about their responses to the questions. Most of the questions are open ended and allow the student the opportunity to share how they feel without leading them to a specific response.

This will be the third year for these interviews and will offer the district an opportunity to see if there are trends in the data collected. New questions about the addition of the middle school and bullying and harassment have been added to the interview questions this year.

For more information on the interviews or about the SAFE Coalition please contact the Van Buren County SAFE Coalition at 319-293-6412 or email at or check out the website at or on Facebook.

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