Surveys and Engagement

CSCI Climate Survey

Click here for information on the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) survey that was administered in December 2016.

Strategic Planning Survey

From October 25, 2015 through November 8, 2015, the Board of Education welcomed community input via an online survey open to parents, residents, and staff. Click here to learn more about the strategic planning process and the survey designed by ECRA Group, Inc.

Facilities-Focused Research

  • A Staff Facilities Survey was opened in April and May 2014. The survey was designed to help guide the Facilities Committee in supporting the planning of long-term facility needs over the following several years by gathering feedback from employees about each school. The survey addressed a variety of building components, ranging from green space and classroom size to visitor parking and safety. In September 2015, we welcomed community and feedback on design concepts created by three architectural firms for the potential construction of a new Hinsdale Middle School. That feedback was gathered to inform (1) the Facilities Committee's rankings of the three firms, (2) the Board of Education's decision making, and (3) any future design work should new construction move forward. Additionally, all community members and staff were invited to complete a comprehensive survey on facilities options (i.e. renovation vs new construction) and District performance. Results and further details on these surveys can be accessed on our Facilities Master Plan webpage.
  • In April 2016, we invited residents, staff, and employees of local businesses to complete an online survey seeking input on the failed March 2016 referendum and next steps for HMS. Our partner firm also conducted a phone survey with 500 D181 residents. We then held two round-table engagement events to welcome further feedback in a conversational format. Reports and presentations from that work are available on the now-archived HMS Referendum webpage.

Spring 2017 Parent Survey

The Spring 2017 Parent and Staff surveys were open in May and June 2017. The survey addressed several key areas within the District's Strategic Plan and the Plan itself. A comprehensive survey analysis was shared with the Board of Education on June 26, 2017.

Questions on Surveys

If you have a question related to surveys and community engagement, please contact Director of Communications Bridget McGuiggan at 630.861.4924 (

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