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Posted: August 24, 2020

Results of Parent Survey on Reopening Schools

Nearly three out of four parents responding to the survey said they are uncomfortable sending their children back to school.

Albuquerque Public Schools conducted a survey in mid-August asking families how they felt about sending students back to school after Labor Day. 

The survey was emailed to more than 59,000 families and posted to the APS website. Nearly a quarter of the parents who were sent the survey responded, and another 3,200 responded through the website. 

Survey results were presented to the APS Board of Education on Wednesday, Aug. 19, which considered the results when making the decision to continue remote learning through the fall semester. 

Survey Prompt

"Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, APS elementary school students are slated to go to their school four days a week on an every-other-week rotation. Students at school will be required to follow safety measures including social distancing and wearing masks. Students who aren't at school will take part in online and distance learning. Middle school students and then high school students will be added to this hybrid schedule that combines in-school and online learning later in the semester."

Survey Summary 

  • Nearly three out of four parents said they are uncomfortable with sending students back to school. 
  • Six out of 10 parents said they were concerned about the health of their child, a household member, and the community. 
  • Six out of 10 parents said reopening schools would create an unnecessary risk to their child and other children.
  • About half of parents said they are interested in long-term remote learning for their child.  

More detailed survey results are posted to the APS Strategic Analysis & Program Research (SAPR) dashboard.