Public school board surveying parents about return to school

Logo for the Greater Essex County District School Board. (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

The Greater Essex County District School Board is trying to gauge what kind of support students will have if they go to part or full-online learning this fall.

While the Minister of Education has said schools will be open this fall, how much, if any learning is online may depend on how the pandemic evolves.

The survey asks parents questions like, if schools are open will they send their children, and if online learning is used, will there be supports in the home.

It also asks parents how they would like to receive information from the school board about efforts made to make schools safe.

Some of the board’s guiding principles for reopening schools include addressing safety concerns and mitigating risks, maximizing student to teacher learning opportunities, and planning for regular classroom instruction or remote learning if necessary.

So far, 3,000 families have responded to the survey.

It will remain open until July 8.