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July 1, 2020

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Families and Staff Speak Out in Stakeholder Surveys

Between June 10 and June 24, nearly 700 respondents completed the family and student surveys compiled by the Office of the Assistant Superintendent of the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District. MRH staff also took a survey. The feedback we received -- including 200 written comments -- will aid us immeasurably as we plan to resume instruction after the summer break. 

Here is just some of what we learned:

  • Nearly 100% of parents, and all students, reported having home internet access. Only one in ten students reported having to share an electronic learning device with another member of the household.

  • One-quarter of all respondents said they took advantage of MRH meal services during the building closures.

  • More than 80% of parents and students agreed that the District provided effective virtual lessons and educational support. However, just one in three parents believed that students were highly engaged in distance learning. 

  • Four in ten parents are worried that their learners are falling behind; 30% of students shared the same concern.

  • Regarding the return to school, one third of parents and students prefer to remain at home until a vaccine is perfected. The rest would opt to return to school buildings with precautions in place. Among staff, 55% were more willing to return.

  • Also among staff, 70% were confident that reentry will be carried out safely; nearly all staff respondents favored employee health screenings. (Note: on July 13, MRH offices will reopen to those employees who work year-round. A daily on-line self-screening survey system is already in place. Employees will fill it out each day before entering their respective work sites.)

Even though the survey window has closed, we always welcome your comments and suggestions. Send those to schoolreentry@mrhschools.net

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.