Rock County school districts surveying parents about reopening schools

The superintendents for every Rock County school district are collaborating on plans for the next school year this fall, and they all want to hear from the parents in their districts.

Each district is distributing the same online survey for parents to share their thoughts on how local schools might reopen during the ongoing pandemic.

Janesville superintendent Steve Pophal said it is ultimately up to each individual school board to decide how to proceed, but all the area districts want to take as much public input as possible.

They hope to balance student and staff safety and security, social and emotional needs, learning goals and community needs in crafting plans for the 2020-21 school year.

The survey asks parents about their comfort level with sending children back into school buildings and different potential models for instruction this fall.

The districts will have the survey open through June 30 and then compile the results to present to their own school boards in July.

Parents can take the survey in English or Spanish at www.ReturnToSchoolSurvey.org.