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BC polls students

"That's not a huge number but it certainly causes you to raise an eyebrow," Monroe said.

Likewise, just over 60 percent of students said they feel teachers and staff care about them "most of the time." About 10 percent said "rarely."

"We want students to feel like there's someone in the buildings they can go to who cares," Monroe said.

The results have been discussed with department heads and teachers, and they will endeavor to find ways to address such issues, she said.

But most of the results on the survey were positive. When asked how coming to school made students feel, the most popular response was "happy."

The district will also be examining a free response section of the survey which prompted students to make suggestions to increase kindness and respect at school. It's likely the poll will appear again in the future.""

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