Online Surveys Ask Students, Teachers, Parents About Reopening Public Schools

Online Survey on the impact of coronavirus on public school students.

The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDOE) has released a series of surveys to gain feedback from public school students, teachers and parents on their experiences with distance learning during the suspension of in-person classes last school year due to COVID-19. DOE also wants to capture respondents’ views on school campuses reopening for the 2020-2021 school year.

In an email announcement to staff on Friday afternoon, Commissioner Racquel Berry-Benjamin indicated that a School Reopening Taskforce has been formed to guide the safe reopening of the territory’s schools, and three operating models are under consideration for public schools: in-person instruction, distance learning or a blend of the two.

Some survey questions ask students and parents to indicate their level of comfort with returning to school campuses in the upcoming school year, while other survey questions ask teachers to share their primary challenges with shifting from classroom to online instruction last school year.

The online surveys will remain open through noon on Friday, July 3. They can be accessed from the Department’s website: Surveys are also posted on the Department’s Facebook page.

For more information, email [email protected].

The following are direct links to individual surveys:

Parent Survey:

Student Survey:

Teacher Survey:

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