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SDOC Staff and Parent Survey Results

posted Jul 8, 2020, 5:58 AM by The School District of Oconee County, SC   [ updated Jul 16, 2020, 12:34 PM ]
School District of Oconee County



In mid-June, the School District of Oconee County asked staff and families to complete a survey concerning the re-opening of school for the 2020-2021 school year.  The district received 1,152 staff responses and 4,615 family responses.  Survey results are listed below.



Staff Responses
To the question "If the SDOC re-opens for face to face instruction for the 2020-2021 school year, how comfortable are you in returning to your position?" staff responded:

60.1% very comfortable returning with students; 31.3% unsure; 8.6% not comfortable returning with students

Of those who responded they were not comfortable returning, 26% indicated it was because they had a family member with an underlying health condition, 18% indicated it was due to a personal underlying health condition, and the remaining 54% listed "other" or another reason.

Family Responses
To the question "If there is no widely available vaccine for COVID-19 by August, will you allow your child to return to in-person (at school) instruction this fall?," families responded:

41.3% return to school; 41% maybe; 17.7% child will not return to school


To the question "Would you allow your child to return to school if students are required to wear masks, practice social distancing, and observe other precautions?," families responded:

23.1% yes; 41.6% maybe; 35.3% no

To the question, "If there is no widely available vaccine for COVID-19 by August, will you allow your child to ride the bus this fall?," families responded:
66.9% no; 21.9% maybe; 11.3% yes

To the question "Would you allow your child to ride the bus if students are required to wear masks, practice social distancing, and observe other precautions?," families responded:

11.3% yes; 21.9% maybe; 66.9% no

To the question, "Would you allow your child(ren) to participate in distance learning at home through the School District of Oconee County if this was an option?," families responded:

80% yes; 16.5% maybe; 3.5% no

To the question "If the School District of Oconee County returns to full-time in-person instruction, please check each safeguard/precaution that you rate as essential for all personnel," the five most important precautions were:
  • 96% of respondents chose Cleaning/sanitizing of high touch surfaces
  • 85% of respondents chose Education and visual clues about hygiene
  • 79% of respondents chose Temperature screening at building entry
  • 73% of respondents chose Minimizing visitors in buildings
  • 70% of respondents chose No sharing of materials.