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Williamson County Schools releases parent survey results

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WCS Return to School Survey

Williamson County Schools sent a recent survey to parents and guardians of students about returning to school.

Results have been released by Williamson County Schools from a recent survey sent to parents and guardians of students.

The results of the survey will help the district in overall planning for the 2020-21 school year.

More than 22,700 parents and guardians participated in the questionnaire which was aimed at understanding individual families’ thoughts on each child’s return to school either on campus or remotely.

The survey began by presenting the WCS Proposed Reopening Framework draft plan, which takes into account a metric for determining how instruction will be delivered. Those include four specific tiers:

• If there are zero active cases of COVID-19 in the community, WCS will operate under normal school operations

• If there is a low spread (<0.5%) of COVID-19 in the community, WCS will have all students in buildings

• During the medium spread tier (0.5%- 1.0%), WCS will utilize the Remote Learning Plan with only select students and activities in the schools

• Given a high spread (>1.0%) of COVID-19 in the community, the Remote Learning Plan would occur with only highest needs students in school

Participants were then asked, “Given the above framework and conditions, do you intend to send your child/children to school when it is determined that in-person instruction may resume?” 

The responses to that question included:

• 64.5% — Yes, I'm certain my student will attend in-person instruction

• 3.1% — No, I'm certain my student will not attend in-person instruction

• 22.3% — Currently, I am undecided but am leaning toward my student attending in-person instruction

• 9.9% — Currently, I am undecided but am leaning toward my students not attending in-person instruction

WCS Return to School Survey

Results from the WCS Return to School Survey when parents and guardians were asked about the framework and conditions discussed by the district.

The following question asked, “If the WCS online programming was extended, would you consider this online option for your child?” Those responses included:

• 30.2% — Yes, I would enroll my child in online programming if WCS made it available

• 28.1% — No, I would not enroll my child in online programming if WCS made it available

• 18.6% — Currently, I am undecided about enrolling my child in online programming but am leaning toward it

• 23.2% — Currently, I am undecided about enrolling my child in online programming but am not leaning toward it

WCS Return to School Survey

Results from the WCS Return to School Survey when parents and guardians were asked about online programming.

The final part of the survey asked participants to share additional thoughts or feedback. More than 5,680 people replied with suggestions for the district as it plans for the future.

A final plan is scheduled to be shared with the Williamson County Board of Education at a work session July 13.

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