First published in the July 28 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
The Pasadena Unified School District and Pasadena Education Network recently launched an online survey for parents whose children are currently enrolled or were enrolled in one of the district’s 23 academies and schools.
This survey aims for parents to share their experiences and insight across five categories: academic programs; athletics and extracurricular activities; safety and security; communication and responsiveness; and faculty. Insight gathered will aid the PUSD in making effective, evidence-based decisions and in implementing a strategy and benchmarks for improving schools and better serving their valued customers — the communities it serves, parents, students and the district’s award-winning teachers and schools.
“Listening to our people within Pasadena Unified is a priority, and we become better servants of the public when we hear from our families,” said Board of Education member Jennifer Hall Lee, who is on the committee. “We encourage our parents to share their experiences, thoughts and ideas with us through the School Experience Survey so we can continue to build and transform and prepare students for the future by inspiring the joy of learning in every child, every day.”
Nancy Rose Dufford, executive director of PEN, added: “With PUSD’s signature programs, quality curriculum, awarding-winning teachers, and track record of students being accepted into colleges and universities across the country, PEN is optimistic that the results gleaned from the survey will be used to develop short- and long-term strategies so even more families will enroll in PUSD schools.
“We are excited to work with PUSD so they can more effectively retain their current PUSD students, attract new families to our schools, and better serve and collaborate with families so all students benefit,” she continued.
The survey closes on July 31. To participate, visit pusd.us/survey#schoolexperience.
PUSD is currently actively enrolling students for schools in Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre for the upcoming school year. To register your child in PUSD, visit pusd.us/enrollment.