Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/14/2020 - 6:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: 1. Report with Possible Action on 2019 Family Interest Survey
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 2
Student, Family and Community Engagement
Policy: Admin Policy 9.04 - Community Involvement in Decision Making
Attachments: PACE January 2020 PPT
File Attachment:
PACE January 2020.pdf
Background: MPS administered the Family Interest Survey, in accordance with Wisconsin State Statute, Section 119.16(14), from August 31 through October 31, 2019. However, data was compiled through mid-November to allow paper survey responses to be manually entered into Qualtrics.

More than 10,000 Family Interest Survey responses were collected. Demographic information indicates that respondents were: 36.3% Black/African-American, 28.7% Latino, 22.8% White, 7.5% Two or More Races, 3.2% Asian, 1.5% American Indian/Native; and 22% had a child receiving special education services. These data points are consistent with last year's survey.

This year, survey responses included:
•97% of families agreed or strongly agreed that their schools are welcoming. This is up 1% over the 2018 survey results.

•The top workshops that families again said they would attend were: How to help my child continue learning at home, promoting positive behavior, and anti-bullying strategies.

In addition, families expressed a desire to learn more about the tests their children are taking, how to prepare their children for college, money management tips, learning a foreign language to help their children who are enrolled in an immersion school with homework and information about Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).

Each school will receive a personalized report detailing their respective survey results. Parent coordinators will receive guidance and support to create alignment between future programming plans and Family Interest Survey responses.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Kellie J Sigh - Director
Signed By:
Marla Bronaugh - Chief Communications and School Performance Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent