The Kenton County School District is releasing results of the parent/guardian survey regarding re-entry for the 2020-21 school year. This survey was made available for all parents/guardians from June 17-22 via an online form. Paper copies were also available at the District Office.
KCSD received 6,675 responses to the survey, which is about 46% of our student enrollment. All 17 schools were represented in the survey.
In response to the question of whether or not parents/guardians will send their students to school if permitted by state/local health officials, 62.8% answered that they would send their student to school, while 29.2% said they were unsure and 8% said no.
Among the most noted concerns were students and/or family members with pre-existing health conditions, students having to wear face masks and not knowing if and/or how much COVID-19 will spread.
Regarding which educational model is preferred, 59.6% of respondents said they preferred a traditional school model with enhanced safety procedures, while 23.9% preferred a synchronous model and 16.5% preferred virtual school.
26.1% of parents and guardians said they were very comfortable with their student wearing face masks if recommended by state/local health officials. 35.1% said they were comfortable, 21.7% said they were uncomfortable and 17.2% said they were very uncomfortable.
Survey results are being reviewed by school and district staff in preparation for the 2020-21 school year. More information will be forthcoming.
Dr. Henry Webb