Longview ISD seeks input on returning to campus for 2020-21 school year

Longview ISD seeks input on returning to campus for 2020-21 school year

LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - There may be some parents of students out there who have a great idea as to how to keep everyone safe while learning, or just want to express their concerns. Well, Longview Independent School District is looking for just that kind of feedback.

LISD Spokesperson Liz Ross and her department came up with a survey that’s about to go out to LISD families.

“It is a scary time out there. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, next week, a month out. So we need to know how our families and our staff feel about the start of school,” Ross said.

Liz says Administration wants to make sure everyone stays healthy. She says the district wants to know:

“What is their comfort level? And we want to empower them to come to us with this information,” Ross said.

They knew a big public meeting was out of the question, so they settled on a survey.

“We’re going to send one out to families, one out to staff. We also encourage our teachers that are also parents in the district to fill out both,” Ross said.

Especially since parents may feel differently than teachers about the pandemic.

“We want to make sure we’re getting the most information possible on your comfort level on being on a campus versus remote education,” Ross said.

There are questions specific to each family.

“Is your student riding a bus? Do you need uniform assistance? If you are remote learning do you need lunch delivered?” Ross asked.

Liz says these are all ways the district would like to help students and the families. And they are aware that some staff may be more susceptible to coronavirus than others.

“If you’re not comfortable being on campus, how comfortable are you as a remote educator?” Ross asked.

That is something else they are trying to get worked out.

“And as a mom myself I feel like these things are important. Because at the end of the day, their health, their safety, their mental health, their well being; those things are top priority,” Ross said.

And they want everyone to be able to focus at the task at hand: education.

The survey will be available in the next day or two. If you’d like to leave a written comment you can do it from their main web page by clicking on the yellow “Let’s Talk” tab.

Longview ISD Survey

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