The state Department of Education is encouraging parents to complete a survey to help schools set priorities for improving programs and services.
Beginning this month, schools will mail or ask students to take home the surveys. Parents whose children are in grades 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 11 will be asked to complete the survey and return it to the school in a prepaid envelope no later than March 30.
Survey results offer schools data on issues including parent satisfaction with course offerings, support services and teachers' availability to discuss a child's progress. Other questions address whether students feel safe and whether they are meeting their educational goals.
Teachers and students from the selected grades will fill out separate surveys at the school. Individual survey responses are confidential. Overall survey results for each school are scheduled to be available by the end of the academic year. The reports will be available online at arch.k12.hi.us.
Questions about the survey may be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents may call toll-free (855) 276-5801 between 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.