Staff Outlook On 'School Climate' In Decline
By Lenora Moody
A survey question that asked the staff of Transylvania County Schools whether the "school climate is positive" received the lowest number of those who agreed in nine years.
This year, 79 percent of those who took part in the annual survey agreed the school climate was positive.
In 2004 that number was 95 percent — the highest since the survey was first conducted in 2000 — but has declined every year since.
Each year, the school system conducts three separate surveys targeted at staff, students and parents, respectively.
About 82 percent of the sta...