Have You Taken The Department of Education Fall Planning Survey?
Zeke Fuhrman | Jun 29, 2020 AT 4:06 pm
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) wants to know how distance learning worked for you or your family in the spring of 2020. In their Fall Planning Survey, they want to know what went well for your families and what schools should do differently if they use distance learning again in the future.
Questions in the survey ask what went well for your family after schools went to the online model after March 16th and how things could improve. Things like communication between parents/students and the school district, whether the online lessons were easy to understand, whether you had access to internet and technology to get assignments done, whether your student had an adequate place to work, and the status of the student's mental and physical health.
One of the final questions of the survey is whether you would be comfortable sending your student back to a classroom this fall, and what kinds of steps would need to be taken to make you feel comfortable (a decrease in area COVID cases, smaller class sizes, daily health checks, daily cleaning of heavy-traffic surfaces, etc).
This information will be shared with schools through guidance created by MDE.
The MDE is expected to announce the model for 2020-21 in a classroom, online, or hybrid setting the week of July 27th.