Roby Elementary School was drawn as the first week winner in the 2017 TELL Kentucky Survey.
The school received $500 when Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt randomly drew the name from a hat.
According to the Kentucky Department of Education, every school that reaches a 50 percent response rate is entered into a drawing for a $500 cash award for the school’s use.
Schools that reach a 100 percent response rate are entered into a drawing for a $500 cash award to go to an individual educator at the school, who may use the prize how he or she wishes. No public monies are used for prize drawings.
As of March 22nd, Bullitt County Public Schools has 713 employees that completed the survey out of 798 who are eligible. That translates to 89.35%.
These schools have had 100% participation – Brooks, Maryville Mt. Washington, Nichols, Old Mill and Roby Elementary Schools; Bernheim, Bullitt Lick, Eastside, Mt. Washington and Zoneton Middle Schools; and Bullitt Alternative Center, Riverview Alternative Center and Spring Meadows Children’s Home.
The link to the TELL Kentucky Survey is on the BCPS website main page as well as staff page.
Statewide, 75% of Kentucky’s educators have taken the survey which stands for Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning. The TELL Kentucky Survey is designed to find out about a number of school topics – including the adequacy of facilities and resources; time; empowerment; school leadership; community support; student conduct; professional development; mentoring and induction services; and student learning – from those on the front line of teaching and learning.
The results of the survey will be used by educators, shareholders and policymakers to make evidence-based decisions on policies and practices that will improve student achievement and increase teacher retention. The half-hour, web-based survey is voluntary, anonymous and confidential.
To encourage greater participation in the TELL Kentucky Survey, the Kentucky Education Association, Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, Kentucky Association of School Administrators, the Center for Education Leadership, Jefferson County Teachers Association and the Kentucky School Boards Association contributed prize money for weekly drawings to be held throughout the period in which the survey is open.
School and district completion rates are posted on the TELL Kentucky website at www.tellkentucky.org.
This is the fourth time the TELL Survey has been administered in Kentucky. In 2015, more than 89 percent of the eligible educators took the online survey.
The 2017 TELL Kentucky Survey is open through March 31 to all school-based, Kentucky-certified educators employed in the state’s 173 school districts.