Survey results

  • reopening logo Throughout the month of July, the District surveyed parents, staff and secondary students for feedback regarding the reopening of schools in the fall. You can see the results for each group below. The District shared some of these results July 24 in a reopening planning document that will continue to be updated with new information. 

    Find the following results on this page:  

    • Parent feedback
    • Staff feedback 
    • Secondary student feedback 
    • Feedback for all result groups for each school 

Parent survey results

  • The parent survey was sent to parents July 7 and closed July 17, 2020. Data was compiled from 7,058 respondents. 

    Results

    Respondents* by level

    • 4% Early childhood 
    • 9% Kindergarten
    • 33% Elementary (grades 1-5)
    • 24% Middle school (grades 6-8)
    • 30% High school (grades 9-12+)

    Data compiled with 7,058 total responses
    *Respondents selected all schools that applied

    Preferences

    • 77% of parents prefer in-person instruction or a blended model of some in-person learning and some distance learning
    • 23% of parents prefer full-time distance learning 

    If schools return to in-person learning (all students and staff are able to physically return and all recommended health and safety requirements are in place)...

    • 74% of families would be comfortable sending their children to school
    • 26% of families would not be comfortable sending their children to school

    Common themes:

    • Parents would like to receive detailed information about each scenario and how it will be implemented. This will help parents determine which scenario is best for their family. 
    • Parents indicated the health and safety of students, staff and family members should be the top priority. 
    • Parents think that having students physically attend school is important, as it promotes academic, social and emotional development for the students. 
    • Parents would like the option to choose the scenario that is best for their family.
    • If the scenario includes distance learning, parents want to see structures and strategies that include more live interaction with teachers for more meaningful and engaging lessons for students.

    Parent preferences by grade level  Transportation pie chart

Staff survey results

  • The staff survey was sent to staff July 17 and closed July 23, 2020. Data was compiled from 327 total staff respondents, of which 200 were classroom teachers. 

    Results

    All respondents 
    Data compiled from 327 total staff responses 

    • 61% Teachers (general education and special education)
    • 18% Operations support staff (clerical, custodial, nutrition and technology)
    • 17% Paraprofessionals
    • 3% Administrators 

    Preferences

    • 61% of staff prefer in-person instruction or a blended model of some in-person learning and some distance learning 
    • 39% of staff prefer full-time distance learning

    If schools return to in-person learning (all students and staff are able to physically return and all recommended health and safety requirements are in place)...

    • 51% of staff would be comfortable returning to work
    • 49% of staff would not be comfortable returning to work

    If our schools are moved to blended learning (students and staff physically return in an adjusted capacity and all recommended health and safety requirements are in place)...

    • 68% of staff would be comfortable returning to work
    • 32% of staff would not be comfortable returning to work

  • Teachers
    Data compiled from 200 total teacher responses 

    • 65% Classroom general education teachers
    •  4% Specialist teachers (includes EL, ISF, intervention, specialists, etc)
    • 13% Special education teachers
    • 19% Special education services (includes therapists, pathologists, etc)

    Preferences

    • 53% of teachers prefer in-person instruction or a blended model of some in-person learning and some distance learning
    • 47% of teachers prefer full-time distance learning

    Teacher preference pie chart

    If schools return to in-person learning (all students and staff are able to physically return and all recommended health and safety requirements are in place)...

    • 42% of teachers would be comfortable returning to work
    • 58% of teachers would not be comfortable returning to work

    If our schools are moved to blended learning (students and staff physically return in an adjusted capacity and all recommended health and safety requirements are in place)...

    • 61% of teachers would be comfortable returning to work
    • 39% of teachers would not be comfortable returning to work

    Common themes 

    • Ideally, every teacher's preference is to be back in the classroom instructing students. 
    • The teacher’s primary concern is the health and safety of students, families and staff.
    • Teachers would like more details about how logistics would work for each scenario and offered many suggestions. 
    • Teachers advocate that both teachers and families have the option to choose the scenario that is best for them.
    • If the scenario includes distance learning, teachers want time, professional learning and support to ensure students develop academically, socially and emotionally. 

Secondary student survey results

  • The student survey was sent to all secondary students July 16 and closed July 24, 2020. Data was compiled from 3,159 respondents. 

    Results

    Respondents
    Data compiled from 3,159 total responses from secondary students 

    • 31% Middle school (grades 6-8)
    • 69% High school (grades 9-12+) 

    Preferences

    • 78% of students prefer in-person instruction or a blended model of some in-person learning and some distance learning 
    • 22% of students prefer full-time distance learning 

    Student preferences pie chart

    If our schools return to in-person learning (all students and staff are able to physically return and all recommended health and safety requirements are in place)...

    • 72% of students would be comfortable returning to school
    • 28% of students would not be comfortable returning to school

    Common themes

    • Students’ ideal preference is to physically attend school and want to participate in athletics/extracurricular activities.
    • Students are aware of the health concerns and want more information about the health and safety protocols that would be in place for in-person learning.
    • Students realize that distance learning presents the safest learning environment for students, staff and families.
    • Students advocated for structure and support to ensure that they remain focused and motivated during distance learning.