• Western New York Regional Reopening Survey

    On Friday, June 19, the response window closed for the Western New York Regional Reopening Survey. The purpose of the survey, offered to stakeholders in seventeen Erie County school districts, was to inform the views of school superintendents as we participate in conversations about reopening school in September. The survey feedback will be shared with the NYSED Reopening Task Force as well as with planning teams within our individual school districts.

    We value the input and perspectives of our parents and staff members, and the survey was one means for gathering that feedback while we await guidance from the Governor, State Education Department, and Department of Health. Final decisions about reopening will be made after the guidance is published.

    Nearly 3300 stakeholders in Lancaster completed the survey. View the results below.

  • How do you identify yourself? Please note: If you have multiple roles (e.g., parent and teacher) please consider filling out the form separately for each of your roles. We value your differentiated input in multiple roles. Please note: Some responses were for more than one role.

    How do you identify yourself?

  • If you are a parent/student, which grade band represents you/your child(ren)? Please include each grade band that applies.

    If you are a parent/student, which grade band represents you/your child(ren)?

  • If you are a staff member, what organizational level describes your connection to the district?

    If you are a staff member, what organizational level describes your connection to the district?

  • Overall, how much has the COVID-19 pandemic affected you and your household?

    Overall, how much has the COVID-19 Pandemic affected you and your household?

  • Which best describes your current employment situation? Please note: Some responses included more than one response, or responses for more than one spouse.

    Which bests describes your CURRENT employment situation?

  • If students return to work in September, would that improve your employment situation or your availability to improve your employment situation?

    If students return to school in September, would that improve your employment situation?

  • School districts will comply with all CDC guidelines, to the best extent possible, to provide a safe and healthy school environment. How confident will you be to send your child back to school knowing this?

    School Districts will comply with all CDC guidelines to the best extent possible.

  • If you have a child that will be of kindergarten age this fall, will you be enrolling them in the district if students return to school in September?

  • I believe in-person school should resume as normal, in September, with some new procedures to reduce the spread of illness:

    I believe in-person school SHOULD resume as normal in September

  • I believe in-person school should resume in September, with half of the students attending school on any given day and the other half of the students virtually learning from home:

    I believe in-person school should resume in September with HALF of the students ATTENDING SCHOOL.

  • I believe in-person school should resume in September, and face coverings should be worn by staff and students when social distancing is not possible: 

    I believe in-person school should resume in September and face coverings should be worn by students and staff.

  • I believe school should not resume in September, and all students should continue using distant learning technologies until a vaccine becomes available:

    I believe school should NOT resume in September and all students should continue using distance learning technologies.

  • I would transport my child or children to help reduce the number of students on a bus at any given time:

    I would transport my child or children to help reduce the number of students on a bus at any given time.

  • I am comfortable with my child(ren) being transported every day to and from school on a deep cleaned/sanitized school bus with regular volumes of student passengers:

    I am comfortable with my child(ren) being transported everyday to and from school on a deep cleaned/sanitized school bus.

  • What is your expectation regarding student athletics, performing arts, and extracurricular activities if students return to school in September?

  • What is your expectation regarding fan/audience attendance at student athletics, performing arts, and extracurricular activities when/if students return to school in September?

    What is you expectation of fan/audience participation at student events?

  • If students/staff return to school in September, which measures do you currently believe are most important for the district to employ? Please mark all that apply:

    If students/staff return to school in September, which measures do you currently believe are MOST important?