LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Parish Public Education Stakeholders Council plans to revise its survey to gather feedback on the public’s view of the Lafayette Parish School Board’s performance.
The council launched Project Involve, a survey designed to track residents’ views on the School Board’s governance and effectiveness, in late May.
The survey was available online and LaPESC members also passed out copies of the survey to the public at several board meetings. It asked meeting attendees or viewers of the board meetings on Acadiana Open Channel to rate the board based on their observations. Some of the questions dealt with transparency and whether board members’ decisions were research- or data-based.
The intention was to share the feedback with board members and the general public prior to qualifying for the School Board races in August.
“LaPESC regrets to report that the number of responses to the survey was very small, and it was not possible to report a statistically accurate data analysis,” council leaders said in a recent news release.
The survey tool was a way to involve a cross-section of the community and gather input on their views on School Board governance, said Jan Swift, a LaPESC board member.
“The intention was to get honest and adequate feedback, but it didn’t just take off,” Swift said of the survey.
The new board takes office in January.
Swift said the council will simplify the survey and release it again sometime in 2015.