Sarasota County Schools distributes what is known as a “climate survey” annually to collect student, parent and staff feedback about various operations within the school district. The purpose of the survey is to measure the perceptions, opinions and feelings related to the environment at a specific school, workplace or department. Areas of focus include curriculum, communication, parent involvement and school safety, among others. The information gathered helps Sarasota County Schools identify systems and practices that are going well, as well as areas that could benefit from a reevaluated approach. All survey responses are anonymous.