Fall 2020 Planning Survey Results Summary

During June 10-23, GCISD opened a brief survey for our parents and staff regarding possible options for the fall semester. We will use this feedback to help inform decisions about how to open school in August, while also continuing to monitor updates and guidance from local, state and national officials. Below is the data from the responses that you shared:

  • 7,775 total responses were received. These responses came from 6,950 parents and 1,289 employees (including 464 respondents who were both parents and employees).
  • The survey presented three potential instructional options, including “In-Person Instruction,” “Online Instruction from Home” and “Combination of In-Person and Online Instruction.”

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All Responses

  • In total, 7,775 responses were received and 48.7 percent of respondents preferred in-person instruction, 34.6 percent preferred a combination and 16.7 percent preferred online instruction from home.
    All Responses, 49percent in-person, 35percent combination 17percent online
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    Parent Responses

  • Among parents, 6,950 responses were received and 50.0 percent of respondents preferred in-person instruction, 33.8 percent preferred a combination and 16.2 percent preferred online instruction from home.
    All Responses, 49percent in-person, 35percent combination 17percent online
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    Employee Responses

  • Among employees, 1,289 responses were received and 40.3 percent of respondents preferred in-person instruction, 39.9 percent preferred a combination and 19.8 percent preferred online instruction from home.
    All Responses, 49percent in-person, 35percent combination 17percent online
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    In addition, the survey asked “What factors do you feel are most important for GCISD to be considering as it prepares to resume instruction for the 2020-2021 school year?” Common themes from those responses include:

    • Health and safety of all students and staff
    • Plan for increase in COVID-19 cases in the community
    • Plan for if a student or staff member tests positive
    • Safety of students who are immunocompromised or live with people who are
    • Social and emotional well-being of students and staff
    • Class sizes and ensuring social distancing
    • Childcare/after school care
    • Schedule changes (longer breaks, ending before thanksgiving with online finals after, etc.)
    • If blended schedule, ensuring siblings at different campuses or grades are on the same schedule
    • Sanitation and ensuring students are washing their hands
    • Training for teachers to make sure they know how to best keep their students safe and healthy for in person instruction
    • How to serve special education students and those with learning disabilities (especially in the online capacity)
    • Impact on extracurricular activities including P.E, art and music