Parent Survey - COVID-19

Parent Survey
Posted on 06/18/2020

June 18, 2020


University Academy Families,


As University Academy continues planning for the 2020-21 school year and re-opening our school in August, and we want to hear from you.


Please take some time to complete this survey regarding COVID-19. Your feedback will be aggregated and shared with staff, our committees, and our board. Please be aware that this is strictly a survey and not an enrollment of any kind.   We will take survey feedback until midnight on Monday, June 22.


UA will announce reopening plans on June 30th.   Following the announcement, parents/guardians will be provided information regarding how to choose the school model that best works for their students.


Before you fill out the survey, we want to share the following information, which shows just how limited we are when it comes to spacing in a traditional school environment:


·         University Academy was designed for 1,000 students, with 17 - 23 students in each classroom.  Our enrollment last year was 1,110.

·         UA busses more than 800 students on 17 buses per day.  On most buses, students sit 2 to a seat

·         Our classrooms can only fit 12 students if all students are spaced 6 feet apart.

·         We would need to add about 70 classrooms and 70 extra teachers to reach that distancing goal. 

·         We would also have to double the amount of buses to move to a one student per seat ratio. 

·         It is physically and fiscally impossible to maintain six feet of spacing between all students and staff if everyone comes to school at once.


We have 3 options to share within the survey, and we would like to obtain your opinion on each one so we can best plan for reopening in August.  


Please take this survey so we can better gauge the needs and concerns of all parents/guardians.  At the end of the survey, you will be asked to rank the options in order of your preference.   Ultimately, we hope to offer at least both a 100% traditional on campus option and a 100% virtual option. 


Thank you,
Tony Kline, Superintendent
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