Academic Calendar Survey Results
We conducted an academic calendar survey from July 6-11. Based on 10,305 responses, 68% of stakeholders want to push the first day of school for students back from August 6 to August 12. This would provide our educators with additional days before students report to implement additional safety guidelines and prepare for the start of the year. The School Board approved the proposed calendar on July 15.
Caregiver and Staff Survey Results
End of Year Planning Survey Results
We conducted an end of the year stakeholder planning survey in May to better understand the needs of students, families, staff, and community members. We have released the results and will use them to continue planning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
"We value input from our stakeholders and are committed to being transparent while preparing for next school year," said Interim Superintendent and Chief Operations Officer Lale L. Geer. "The feedback we get from surveys will help us make better decisions as we move forward."
The survey yielded 9,443 stakeholders responses. Of those who responded, 8,538 (90%) were English speaking, 821 (8%) were Spanish speaking, 46 (1%) were Vietnamese speaking, and 38 (1%) were Arabic speaking.
Stakeholders provided feedback about the support and resources provided during school closures, possible school instructional models and calendars, how to best prepare for the first day of school, the quality of school and district communications, and challenges they faced.
Key findings from the survey include stakeholders preferring face-to-face instruction with the understanding that the safety and health of students is first priority, regular and transparent communication, clear guidance and expectations about next year, and training and support for staff and families to help all students with virtual learning.
The survey was available in multiple languages on jpschools.org from May 18-31. All responses were anonymous.