I’m not sure how many families make up the student body of the Chester-Upland School District, but 320 of them completed the ‘Family School Opening Survey.’ Faculty and Staff took a ‘Return to Work Survey’ with 243 responses.
The Receiver votes on the Health and Safety Plan during the Receiver’s Special Meeting with the Public on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. and I’m pretty sure decisions will be made from the result of the survey.
Here’s a few survey highlights:
- 46% of parents prefer total remote learning and 31% prefer a mix of remote and in-person learning.
- 55% of parents will not send their children to school for in-person classes if the school building reopen.
- 55% are not comfortable with their child wearing a mask all day in class.
- 84% are comfortable with their child receiving daily health monitoring in school.
- If school reopens 47% of the parents will bring them to school; 33% of the children will be staying home; 10% will walk and 9% will catch a school bus.
Families explained their feedback and input regarding school reopening:
- No air conditioning in the school buildings.
- Difficulty keeping masks on children all day.
- Many children have underlying health conditions, such as asthma.
- Concerns about family members who are elderly and/or have underlying health conditions.
- The number of positive coronavirus cases is rising.
- Classrooms should have fewer students to allow for more social distancing.
The big takeaway from the teacher/staff survey was 91% say they’d come back to school if their building reopened.
See the entire survey HERE