As part of the Seattle Public Schools Bell Time Analysis, we would like staff to provide their input on how a bell time change could potential impact them. The survey asks respondents to identify a number of factors that could be affected, either positively or negatively, by a change in the start and end times of the school day. Three options meant to solicit feedback are offered within the survey.I took the survey as the parent of alumni of SPS. Some thoughts:
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and let Seattle Public Schools know what you think about changing bell times.
If a Parent of a current student, click here.
If not a parent of a current student and member of the community, click here.
If a staff member of Seattle Public Schools, click here.
If you are both a staff member and a parent of a Seattle Public Schools student, please take both the staff and parent survey, as there are specific questions for each role.
For more information on the bell time study, visit belltimes.www.seattleschools.org
- first, what would have been good is a quick overview of the CURRENT bell times. If your children are in elementary, you may have no idea what time middle or high school starts. They get to the current times but very late in the survey.
- on the Modified Flip page, it feels like you are asked to opine without information; meaning, you can either guess or say you don't know. That means that survey feedback can be based on guesses. How would a parent know that "change in school start and end times will positively impact general education funds (i.e. save money)." (Why not just say "change will save district money." I actually didn't know that saving money was the end game here - I thought it was better academic outcomes for students.)
- As per most SPS surveys, I find this one suspect. I don't think the questions were phrased properly nor was enough information given for participants to give a informed answer.