Community – School District Partnerships and Respect

Collaborative Partnership with Smithville Community (X Axis) x Respect for Education (Y-Axis)
This chart combines responses to two questions to create an interactive scatter plot. This chart presents the average results based on all respondents. You can hover over the chart to reveal more information on each circle. The chart is structured as follows:

  • X-Axis is the response to the question “The success of a community is usually considered to be intricately tied to the success of the public school system. How important is it for the School District to invest time and effort in building strong collaborative relationships and partnerships with the Smithville community (including the City)?” (Scale 1 = Not at all important; 10 = Critically important)
  • Y-Axis is the response to the question “Looking ahead to an anticipated shortage of teachers across the country, the School District will need to compete for the high quality of teachers that currently exists in Smithville. Do you think that the role of education and teachers is sufficiently valued and respected in the Smithville community?” (Scale: 1 = Not at all valued or respected; 10 = Highly valued and respected)

Key things to note:

  • 87% of respondents rated the importance of building strong collaborative relationships and partnerships in the 7-10 range.
  • Where over 62% of survey respondents consider the role of education and teachers respected in the community, 37% indicated that respect for education and teachers was in the 1-5 range. Considering the SWOT analysis results, teachers play a key element in the future of the Smithville School District trajectory.


For more information about the Smithville School District Strategic Action Planning Project, please contact:

Michelle Kratofil, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services
Smithville School District
Phone: 816-532-0406 ext. 7622