Scottsbluff parents are divided on schools continuing with in-person classes
A Scottsbluff Public Schools survey reveals parents are split on whether schools should continue with in-person learning.
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - A recent Scottsbluff Public Schools survey shows parents mostly divided on whether schools should continue with full time in-person classes or transition to remote learning.
Faced with rising COVID-19 numbers in the area, the Scottsbluff School District put out a survey ahead of students’ Thanksgiving break to ask parents how they believe local schools should conduct classes moving forward.
Of the 1505 survey respondents, over 45% of parents said the schools should continue with full time in-person classes while 43% said it should not. Just over 11% reported being neutral on the issue.
When asked if the district should move to remote instruction, over 44% agreed and more than 41% disagreed.
The option of hybrid learning, which would include both in-person and remote learning, garnered a somewhat clearer consensus among parents, with 46% saying they oppose it and only 31% in favor.
The School District also asked parents to evaluate the adequacy of schools’ current health safety measures. More than 57% of parents reported that they think the COVID-19 precautions the district is taking suffice. Over 38%, however, said current measures are not enough.
In light of the divided results, Scottsbluff Public Schools said in a press release today: “The District will work to be careful and conscientious while remaining flexible with the changing conditions.”
Scottsbluff Public Schools leadership is in the process of reviewing the survey results and will continue to make adjustments to the District’s COVID-19 Response Plan, according to the press release. SPS representatives outlined their top priority as “[keeping] kids healthy and in school.”
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