Trust Between Parents and the School District

Respondents were asked about the trust relationship between parents and the Smithville School District. They were asked: Trust between parents and School District is critical. How do you think this trust relationship is changing? (-5 = Trust levels are declining; 0 = Staying the same; +5 = Trust levels are improving)

Key things to note:

  • Approximately 29% of survey respondents considered trust levels between parents and the Smithville School District to be staying the same, 47% think trust levels are declining to some degree and 24% think trust levels are improving.
  • Those in the 40-49 years old age range felt the most strongly that trust levels are declining.
    These survey results indicate a need for the School District and parents to collaboratively work together to build trust in their relationship.


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