On Friday, June 19, the response window closed for the Western New York Regional Reopening Survey. The purpose of the survey, offered to stakeholders in 17 Erie County school districts, was to inform the views of school superintendents as we participate in conversations about reopening school in September with the NYSED Reopening Task Force, our own regional dialogue, and planning teams within our individual school districts.
Planning for the restarting of school in September, regardless of whether it happens remotely, on campus, or in a hybrid model will be challenging. You can be assured that we will emphasize the safety of students and staff in our planning, be considerate of the feelings of our stakeholder groups, and fully comply with the requirements for restarting school as set forth by the Governor, the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Education Department.
This snapshot of opinion taken between June 10 and June 19 gives us important information upon which we can reflect as we plan. We appreciate the fact that so many people took the time to share with us how they felt about this critically important issue.
GRAND ISLAND DATA:
2,320 total people responded to this survey.
1,702 identified themselves as a parent.
280 identified themselves as Employees (some employees are also parents in our school system).
379 identified themselves as Students.
5 identified themselves as a taxpayer or community member.