Williamson County Schools releases return-to-school survey results

When asked if they intend to send their child to school should in-person instruction resume, more than 64% of parents said they would, while only 3.1% said their children certainly would not attend in-person instruction. (Courtesy Pixabay)
When asked if they intend to send their child to school should in-person instruction resume, more than 64% of parents said they would, while only 3.1% said their children certainly would not attend in-person instruction. (Courtesy Pixabay)

When asked if they intend to send their child to school should in-person instruction resume, more than 64% of parents said they would, while only 3.1% said their children certainly would not attend in-person instruction. (Courtesy Pixabay)

As the 2020-21 school year approaches, local school officials are working to decide what this year's return to school will look like amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

On July 1, officials with Williamson County Schools released the results of a parents survey; the responses detail how parents feel about sending their children for in-person instruction versus remote learning.


According to WCS, more than 22,700 parents and guardians participated in the survey, which will be used to inform the board of education's decision on how instruction will take place.

When asked if they intend to send their child to school should in-person instruction resume, more than 64% of parents said they would, while only 3.1% said their children certainly would not attend in-person instruction.

Just over 30% of parents and guardians said they were undecided but leaning in one direction or the other.

When asked if they would have their child participate in online instruction, 30.2% of parents said they would enroll their children in online instruction if it was made available, while 28% said they would not. About 41% said they were undecided but leaning in one direction.


A final plan for returning to school is slated to be presented to the public during the WCS board of education work session July 13.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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