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Schools to survey parents

Tonya Bina
Grand County, CO Colorado

A survey regarding the East Grand School District’s ability to reach out to parents is being sent out to all parents in the district.

Gathering opinions from parents about how in the loop they feel about their children’s education is one component of a $10,000 Response to Intervention grant from the Colorado Department of Education.

“The district reached out to the state to help improve overall quality of instruction and intervention processes,” said Dan Jorgensen of the Colorado Department of Education.

The survey is meant to gauge practices on how schools partner with families and the community, he said.

Ultimately, the survey may shed some light on how each school building can improve upon engaging parents and improving the overall education of children.

The CDE will collect the results and report an analysis back to the district, which may help the district in its own planning, Jorgensen said.

To make the survey as concise as possible, it went through the Education Data Advisory Committee made up of citizens; it’s for this reason the survey, which is optional and confidential, should take only about five minutes to complete.

The Colorado Department of Education has allowed for a two-week survey window, so all should be completed and returned by Feb. 4.

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