(Spring 2013) Question 4. Would you recommend to a friend or family member to enroll their child in the WGSD?

Spring 2013

Answer for 4: 89 Responses

5/17/201310:02 PM
Yes! We have awesome teachers that work diligently and creatively for the success of the WGSD students!
5/17/2013 4:36 PM
Not sure
5/17/2013 7-42 AM
5/16/2013 11:OOPM
No, Class sizes are too big, staff is depressed, oppressed and your specialists and interventionists are being cut, yet
band and Spanish continue to be maintained and expanded rather than downsized. The message is that band and

Spanish are more important than reading and math? Plus the administration and the board act so unprofessional
and embarrassing as evidenced by the newspapers!
5/16/2013 9:48 PM
yes, we have lots of dedicated teachers that work very hard for the benefit of our students
5/16/2013 9:45 PM
I would have said yes to this prior to this school year but now no
5/16/2013 3:19 PM
yes- for the academics, but no for “fun”- our district does not encourage “fun” for the kids or staff…..it is too focused
on academics and not enough on community building for the kids and staff
5/16/2013 9’40 AM
yes, I feel the teachers are still very good
5/16/20139:31 AM
not sure
5/16/2013 8:59 AM
5/16/2013 8:14 AM
not sure any more
5/16/2013 6:49 AM
Now yes, 3 years from now no. The long term effects of the board’s/administration’s decisions will have a long term
impact on students and the community.
5/15/2013 9:08 PM
Yes because of the teachers
5/15/2013 5:28 PM
5/15/201312:01 AM
5/15/2013 10:04 AM
very much
5/15/2013 9:20 AM
YES! I believe that the dedication of the teachers in this district is what make WGSD a top notch school for the
education of children. I am fearful that the climate here will drive out some of our great teachers and then the quality
of education will drop off.
5/15/2013 8:35 AM
5/14/2013 8:37 PM
5/14/2013 4:09 PM
5/14/2013 1:34 PM
5/14/2013 8:08 AM
Yes, however I would be sure to not only stress dedicated teachers, rigorous curriculum but also the great importance put on testing/test scores
5/13/2013 9:35 PM
It would depend on which school the child would be able to attend
5/13/2013 6:35 PM
Depends on which building.
5/13/2013 3:56 PM
5/13/2013 3:55 PM
5/13/2013 3:27 PM
5/13/2013 3:19PM
YES – we have great teachers in this district even though our leadership could be much better
5/13/20132:12 PM

5/13/2013 12:34 AM
5/13/2013 12:17 AM
5/13/201311:52 AM
5/13/2013 11:02 AM
5/13/2013 10:57 AM
Yes, because there are some great teachers still left, but the school board just made a big mistake in some of the
people they non-renewed
5/13/2013 10:24 AM
Yes, the teaching staff is wonderful,
5/13/2013 10:23 AM
5/13/2013 10:19 AM
Yes, without a doubt. Students here get an excellent education.
5/13/2013 10:17 AM
I might-we have very qualified teachers. I do fear that they will get tired and leave.
5/13/2013 9:50 AM
yes, along with truthful description of schools
5/13/2013 9:47 AM
5/13/2013 9:44 AM
5/13/2013 9:38 AM
5/13/2013 9:38 AM
Yes … good teachers
5/13/20139:31 AM
5/13/2013 9:29 AM
Not sure. The teachers are AMAZINGLY qualified and do a great job however, if I was a parent I wouldn’t want my
child to go to a school where teachers couldn’t have any fun and were unhappy. How can your child be treated as #1
when teachers aren’t
5/13/2013 9:27 AM
5/13/2013 9:24 AM
5/13/2013 9:18 AM
Depends which school and what age.
5/10/2013 1:16PM
5/10/2013 7:09 AM
5/10/2013 7:02 AM
Yes. I still feel that we have an excellent teaching staff. It’s the teaching staff that makes working in this district
5/9/2013 10:20PM
Yes, the teachers and schools are great, but administration and school board need to shift how they operate or they
will bring down the district and the wonderful reputation it has.
5/9/2013 9:00 PM
Yes. The teachers are wonderful for the most part.
5/9/2013 4:00 PM
5/9/2013 3:46 PM
5/9/2013 2:54 PM
Yes because my children do go to School in this District and we are very pleased.
5/9/2013 2:46 PM

5/9/2013 12:52 AM
5/9/2013 12:45 AM
5/9/2013 11:35 AM
5/9/2013 10:44 AM
5/9/2013 9:10 AM
5/9/2013 8:34 AM
yes, because teachers are quality and teach out of fear for their jobs
5/9/2013 8:19 AM
5/9/2013 7:49 AM
5/9/2013 7:39 AM
yes, our teachers are outstanding
5/9/2013 7:38 AM
possibly because the teachers are still outstanding
5/9/2013 7:18 AM
5/9/2013 6:59 AM
5/8/2013 10:53PM
5/8/2013 10:OOPM
5/8/2013 9:13PM
5/8/2013 8:44 PM
5/8/2013 8:27 PM
No, too much at stake. Great teachers don’t stay when they do not trust or respect admin, and the board
5/8/2013 8:14PM
I always have been an advocate for our district, but with the current atmosphere I might also warn a parent of the
tense political conflicts between WGSD and neighboring districts
5/8/2013 7:15PM
5/8/20135:31 PM
Teachers are magnificent in WGSD, but students are viewed as just test scores
5/8/2013 5:12PM

Paper Copy Results
1. No. Too much emphasis on testing and not enough on the whole child. Also, hate one-on-one at Fox River -should be done in moderation.
2. No
3. No
4. Yes
5. Yes
6. Yes
7. Undecided
8. I believe WGSD offers a lot of great things to a student… but you also need your teachers to be not fear their jobs to be better teachers. The class sizes are getting bigger and bigger again… that is not good for any student learning when so much is expected of students these days when it comes to testing!
9. Yes – we have dedicated, strong teachers

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