LARAMIE, Wyo. (January 14, 2020) – As part of an upcoming equity audit from the Western Educational Equity Assistance Center (WEEAC), students fifth grade and up will be asked to participate in a survey about their experiences as students in Albany County School District (ACSD). Students at Laramie Montessori and Snowy Range Academy are exempt from the survey.

This survey should only take between 15-20 minutes. Students are able to opt out or simply not answer any questions they do not want to answer. For anyone that would like an advanced look at the survey, links for the survey can be found below, and they will be posted on the school district website here at the top of the “News” column.

Additionally, parents who do not want their child(ren) to take the survey will be able to fill out a form that excuses their child(ren) from the survey. Those links will be available at the same location as the survey links. If no form is submitted by parents, WEAAC will assume the students have permission.

Parents who do not want their child(ren) to participate in the survey should fill out the form to excuse them from the survey by 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20. After that date, schools will distribute the survey to students.

The WEEAC is working with the ACSD to complete the Equity Compass Review, which provides school districts with valuable information to change their existing practices and better support all students. Their team will conduct a virtual visit January 25-28, 2021.

The Equity Compass Review will provide the school district with information identifying the strengths and challenges related to educational equity at all levels of the system. This information should be used by the district to improve student climate and ultimately student achievement.

Additionally, one section of the review is the parent focus groups. In a one-hour session, questions about your student(s) experience at school and in the district are asked. The district is offering an open session for any interested parents or family members, and we invite you to join us to share your valuable perspectives.

The parents’ focus group will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 7-8 p.m. via Zoom. The link for the focus group is available below and will additionally be available at the same link above.

LINKS:

English student survey
Spanish student survey

English parent consent
Spanish parent consent

Parent focus group zoom link
Meeting ID: 957 4292 7634
Passcode: 115394

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