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Survey Responses Impact School and District Decisions

Feedback helps prioritize support for student learning

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This week, the District launched a new survey of families, staff and students. The survey launched this week is part of the district’s desire to be an Organization of Excellence through continual improvement.  Your feedback will support us in reaching that goal.

Here’s an example of why your participation makes a difference in your student’s school experience.

“Feedback from our stakeholders is essential to our planning process and partnerships with our families is essential in meeting the needs of all learners,” said Whitney Holton, associate superintendent of instructional services. “Results from sources such as Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) ThoughtExchanges, Panorama school climate surveys, feedback from numerous advisory committees, school-based meetings, and community partners influence our programmatic decisions and help us determine how we are meeting our overall LCAP goals.” 

The results of the ThoughtExchange about State and Federal funds to address pandemic-related learning loss allowed the district to quickly prioritize funds for Accelerated Learning support. 

The community told us their priorities:

  • Small group learning support
  • Extending learning time
  • Additional academic services and progress monitoring
  • Additional support services (health, counseling, mental health)
  • Staff training to address pupils' social-emotional and academic needs
  • Community learning hubs (access technology, academic supports)

In response to the data and feedback, the District expanded after-school programs and services; social-emotional learning and mental health and wellness supports for students, such as expanded counseling services; and academic, behavioral, and wellness supports for students. A full list of school and district actions taken is part of a mid-year update to the Governing Board at its Feb . 3 meeting.