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Harvard School District 50 offering online survey

Harvard School District 50 is seeking the input of families and community members on the health and direction of district schools.

To accomplish this, the district has posted a 10-minute survey on its website for community stakeholders.

A similar survey was conducted two years ago and led to significant directional changes for the district, including the hiring of Superintendent Corey Tafoya.

In total, 671 people participated in the 2016 survey: 258 parents, 224 employees and 189 community members.

Questions touched on a variety of issues: the quality of education, programs and curriculum; teaching and learning environment; communication; community relations; operations; and priorities for the future. Participants ranked these issues and the prioritization of future projects on a scale of 1 to 5.

The results helped the district create a strategic plan to help ensure student success, offer greater organization, improve communication and maintain finances. An online version of the strategic plan is available on the district’s website.

A link to the latest survey also is available on District 50’s website, www.cusd50.org.

The submission deadline has been extended to Sunday.

The survey is being conducted by Schaumburg-based ECRA Group Inc., a third-party research firm that also conducted the district’s 2016 survey. All individual responses will be kept anonymous and confidential, and questions may be skipped.

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