A total of 99 people responded to Fowler School Superintendent Alfie Lotrich’s recent request for community input.

A total of 99 people responded to Fowler School Superintendent Alfie Lotrich’s recent request for community input.

In June, Lotrich created an electronic and written survey seeking opinions on the school district from all district stakeholders.

Of those responding, 88 percent felt that quality teachers and administrators is the No. 1 factor of the top five factors for success for the R4J school district. The other top four include positive and encouraging climate with 79 percent; variety of courses, activities, etc., with 55 percent; graduation rate with 51 percent and high and rigorous academic expectations with 49 percent.

Sixty-seven percent of the respondents said staff usually appear professional and appropriate for their duties.

Almost three-fourths, or 73 percent of the respondents said they feel safe when they and/or their students are at school. More than half, 51 percent, said Fowler Schools are very welcoming.

Forty-seven percent of the respondents feel school lunch quality and portions both need improvement.

More than three-fourths of the respondents, 79 percent, feel district transportation system services and safety are both outstanding.

The breakdown of respondents is as follows;

Other or comments - 2 percent

Former R4J employee - 5 percent

R4J employee (non-teacher) - 12 percent

Elementary teacher - 17 percent

Secondary teacher - 11 percent

Live outside Fowler School District and/or surrounding area - 9 percent

Live in Fowler School District and/or surrounding area - 66 percent

Former student - 35 percent

Current Junior High or High School student - 13 percent

Current Elementary Student - 6 percent

Parent/Guardian of former R4J student (no longer enrolled) - 27 percent

Parent/Guardian of future R4J student - 6 percent

Parent/Guardian of current R4J student (K-12) - 51 percent