Special Education Task Force

Special Education Task Force Parent and Staff Survey

If you are a Douglas County School District (DCSD) educator, special education staff member or parent/guardian of a student who attended a DCSD school during the 2017-18 school year -- we want your feedback!

SURVEY PURPOSE

Born from a DCSD Board of Education resolution, the purpose of this survey is to learn more about parent and educator perceptions of, and experiences with, district special education services in the 2017-18 school year.

SURVEY WINDOW & DETAILS

This survey will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete and will be accessible from August 23rd to September 13th.

HOW TO ACCESS THE SURVEY

DCSD has partnered with Hanover Research to launch the survey. A survey link will be sent via email from Hanover Research on August 23rd.

WHO CAN TAKE THE SURVEY?

Douglas County School District

  • Parents and Guardians*
  • Teachers
  • Special Education Staff

‚Äč*Parents of children who were enrolled in a DCSD school during the 2017-18 school year. 

Survey responses will remain anonymous and be kept confidential. 

 


Background

During the 2016-17 school year, DCSD contracted with Corona Insights to develop and conduct a comprehensive survey of Douglas County School District students, parents, staff, and community members.  It was the largest survey of DCSD stakeholders conducted in recent history and provided tremendous feedback on the beliefs, opinions, and values of a large cross section of our constituents.  

As a follow up to these findings, the community and board expressed interest to ask more specific questions and dive deeper into special education services in DCSD.  On January 16, 2018 the Board of Education passed a resolution, introduced by President David Ray, tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. 

This task force developed a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services. These surveys will be designed to gather actionable feedback about special education services in the Douglas County School District. The Task Force will analyze the results and present strengths, weaknesses and goals along with specific recommendations to the Board of Education. 

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Ingalls at nancy.ingalls@dcsdk12.org.