The District Wants to Hear From You!

The District Wants to Hear From You! Share Your Thoughts by February 7
Posted on 01/13/2022
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The School District of Palm Beach County’s annual School Effectiveness Questionnaire (SEQ) gives parents, students in grades 3-12, and school-based staff an opportunity to provide feedback.

The responses received provide important information that helps schools and the District develop and sustain a positive and supportive school climate as well as a high-performance culture. Parents and guardians of elementary, middle, and high school students are asked to complete the FY22 SEQ. Participation is optional, but strongly encouraged.

To access the survey, parents or guardians should login to their child's Portal, search for the acronym “SEQ” (letters only) and click on the SEQ tile that comes up. They should then look for the “Parents” option and choose the language in which they would prefer to take the survey.

Students in grades 3 through 12 are also invited to take a student version of the SEQ, which can be accessed by searching for “SEQ” in the Portal. School-based employees, both instructional and non-instructional, can also take the SEQ through the Portal.

The SEQ will remain open until Monday, February 7. The SEQ is expected to take 10 – 15 minutes to complete and there is an option to leave open-ended comments. Parents can request to take the SEQ on paper. Students who have paper-based testing accommodations can also take the SEQ on paper.

Responses and feedback from parents is essential. Research shows that student and parent engagement in schools can improve student achievement, reduce absenteeism, and increase parent confidence in their children’s education.

Students with involved parents or other caregivers often earn higher grades and test scores, have better social skills, and show improved behavior. Additionally, by engaging teachers and staff, the school community can create an environment in which everyone is welcomed, supported, and feels safe.

Any questions about the survey can be directed to Lee Kolbert – Manager, Performance Accountability at lee.kolbert@palmbeachschools.org. School administrators can also be contacted for additional assistance.

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