Pioneer seeks parent input on mid-year survey

Pioneer School District is seeking parent input on a mid-year survey to help shape instructional models for the rest of 2020-21.

Superintendent Benjamin Halsey said the electronic survey is designed for families with children in the district to complete as soon as possible. The survey will help guide Pioneer in creating the best path forward instructionally for the second half of the school year.

The survey is brief, with six questions pertaining to whether parents prefer 100 percent remote learning, or would like students to be able to attend school more days in person if Pioneer is able to accommodate that option. 

"Our intention, as a district, is to remain open by following the effective health and safety protocols we have had in place since we opened in September," Mr. Halsey said. "Although positive COVID cases have occurred with staff and students in the district, and the region's positive rates are currently high, the health department data continues to show that infection and spread do not occur at school. This is why we are maintaining our mission of staying open and following protocols."

Mr. Halsey urges families to consider the survey, and submit one response per family before Monday, Jan. 18. "It is critical that we have accurate information on the intentions of our families with the educational program for their children for the second half of our school year," he added.

The survey is for information gathering only and does not commit parents to any instructional plan.

The survey can be found here: