Henrico, Va. March 9, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools is teaming up with a VCU research group to survey parents, guardians, staff members and students. The 2020 Henrico Schools Survey launched this morning. April 3 is the deadline to complete the survey. The five- to 10-minute questionnaire is designed to gauge participants’ thoughts and impressions regarding HCPS and individual schools.

The survey has three versions: one for parents and guardians, one for students in grades 5-12 and one for HCPS staff members. Students and staff members will complete theirs during the school day, while parents and guardians received an email today with a link to the survey. Parents and guardians can preview the student version of the survey and get answers to common questions at henricoschools.us/surveys/.

The questionnaire is available in Spanish at research.net/r/HCPS2020padre.

Survey data will give the school division an idea of what it is doing well and what can be improved. Responses will be used to help make decisions about school programs and the allocation of resources and staff. The survey will also give HCPS an indication of its progress on achieving the goals outlined in the division’s 2018-25 Strategic Plan. That guiding document includes four overarching cornerstones: safety and wellness; academic growth; equity and opportunity; and relationships. Find out more about the 2018-25 Strategic Plan at henricoschools.us/strategic-plan/.

The survey is being conducted by Henrico Schools’ Department of Assessment, Research and Evaluation in collaboration with the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium at VCU’s School of Education. While HCPS will get collected data from the survey, individual responses are confidential.

Parents and guardians who participate can choose to be entered in a drawing for items such as a laptop computer, one of five $50 gas cards (one per magisterial district) or coupons for a free sandwich. In addition, the school in each magisterial district with the highest parent/guardian response rate will win a meal for school staff members. All items were donated by Dell, the Henrico Education Foundation, Chick-fil-A and Sandston Smokehouse.

To find out more about the 2020 Henrico Schools Survey, including answers to common questions, go to henricoschools.us/surveys/. Other questions can be directed to Tiffany Hinton, director of the HCPS Department of Assessment, Research and Evaluation, at 804-652-3838 or tshinton@henrico.k12.va.us.