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Superintendent encourages survey participation

The Butler County School System is currently making plans to provide both onsite and virtual learning options for the upcoming school year. In an effort to receive input from parents, the BCSS has created an online survey in order to assist in planning.

“It is impossible to elaborate on all of the details regarding our planning in this letter, but please know that our goal is to provide the healthiest and highest quality instructional environment feasible for your children,” Superintendent Joseph Eiland wrote in the survey’s introduction.

Eiland, who spoke about the plans last Thursday during the Rotary Club of Greenville’s lunch meeting at Beeland Park, plans to follow “the current Alabama Department of Health Guidelines, as well as the current Roadmap to Re-Opening Schools developed by State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey and his staff.” However, Eiland created the survey to gain insight on how parents feel about sending their children back to school.

“It’s critical for our planning,” Eiland said. “We want the parents to know that their voices are important and that their thoughts are important.”

The survey consists of nine questions that examine whether parents plan to allow students to return for onsite learning and if the student requires specialized instruction. A few of the questions include:

l If conditions in August are similar to today, how likely are you to allow your child/children to attend traditional school?

l What are your feelings about your child or children returning to school in August?

l If you had an option of traditional school or online learning, which would you choose for your child/children under the current COVID-19 conditions?

The survey will close on July 30. Parents can take it at www.butlerco.k12.al.us