Parents: Are you satisfied with the quality of your child’s education this year? Is school discipline fairly enforced? Is your school safe? Harford County Public Schools wants to know.
Since early April, HCPS has been soliciting opinions from parents and guardians via its annual online survey that will be open this year through Monday, May 5. Go here to take the survey in English (a Spanish version is also available online at www.hcps.org)
The survey also includes space for general comments.
Jillian Lader, HCPS manager of communications, said that a student survey was also being conducted again this year and results would be reported to the school board, along with results of the parent survey, at a date to be determined.
HCPS has surveyed parents and students each year for the past several years as part of the school board’s Strategic Goal #2: “To encourage and monitor engagement between the school system and the community to support student achievement.” You can click here for info if you are interested in surveys as part of your customer engagement program.
While the parent survey is anonymous, respondents are asked which school their child attends (for parents with multiple children, one survey is requested for each child). Past survey results have been broken down by school and shared with principals and administrators, but the public report to the school board only showed results for the system overall. Last year, several school board members also asked to see the data for each school. Asked whether the upcoming public reports would provide that breakdown, Lader responded by email: “…the format in which the information will be shared has not been determined at this time.”
Bethany Lockhart says
I have been very impressed with your initial actions as Superintendent. I do hope that you will provide the families and staff at Fountain Green Elementary School with relief from a very nasty principal. Yes, the results are good academically, but at the cost of intimidation and ridicule. Mrs. Gerringer is interfering with staff members trying to transfer to other position in the county with comments she tells the employee “are in their best interest”. Really???? These teachers would not applied for the new opportunities if they were not interested. Recently, I witnessed Mrs. Gerringer speak unprofessionally about a special education teacher in front of a Central Office special education employee. When will this lady be reined in for her lack of professional behavior. Please
I think the school system does a great job! I wish they had the funding they needed to really succeed and be as effective as possible. I know I have made some inflammatory comments before, but the truth is that the teachers work hard to help student achieve success, and I have no idea what the challenges face teachers within the classroom. Support HCPS.