Safe Return Public Input

Regularly engaging with the community and gathering input from families and staff is an important part of Farmington Area Public Schools operations at all times. Community feedback became even more important when COVID-19 altered plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Over the course of the last year we have used several indicators to help us understand our school community's perspective on the operations of our learning models and how we can make improvements. Below are the indicators we have used for our learning model operations during the 2020-21 school year.

Summer 2020
July 14: We surveyed families about the three potential learning model scenarios and received 3406 responses. These surveys were in addition to the bi-annual family survey done at the end of the 2020-21 school year. 

July 22: We conducted focus groups with families at all levels across the district and discussed the draft Learning Plan for 2020-2021 and solicited ideas for how we could organize for hybrid learning.

Late July: We surveyed families and staff specifically regarding different possible organizations for a hybrid learning model. 

August 6: Incident Command Team meeting convened to discuss and receive feedback on the proposed Learning Plan for 2020-2021. 

August 12: We shared the ISD 192 2020-2021 Learning Plan with families. 

Late August: Staff worked with individual families to gather input on specific learning needs.  
 
2020-21 School Year
During the 2020-21 school year, we used several indicators for public comment and feedback including surveys, staff meetings, family conversations including Parent Teacher Partnership/Parent Ambassador meetings, student surveys, Incident Command Team meetings, and public submissions to the school district and School Board. 

The following are feedback themes we heard from our public input during the 2020-21 school year.

  • Health & Safety 
  • Fostering Connections 
  • Planning for consistency with flexibility for families, students, and staff
  • Maximize In-Person Opportunities

The public input informed the continued development of our learning model plans. If you would like to provide additional input for Farmington Area Public Schools Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services please contact us at district@farmington.k12.mn.us