Does your child feel safe at school? Is homework help provided? Are parents treated with respect there?
In Halton and Toronto, it’s time to talk about schools, and those are among the questions being posed starting today.
In Toronto, students from junior kindergarten to Grade 6 will be bringing home a two-page, 31-question survey for parents to fill out about everything from ethnicity to how often “you feel your child is treated with respect” at school.
The Halton board is surveying not only parents, but also students and staff in online questionnaires.
Encompassing all those groups means the board can get a complete look at the system and find out if everyone is on the same page.
Lloyd McKell, the Toronto District School Board’s executive officer of student and community equity, said its survey will also give the board a demographic snapshot of its student body as well as parent opinions on several issues.