Surveys/Opportunities to Get Involved

Feedback collected from students, parents, community organizations, District employees, and other stakeholders will play a critical role in the development process of the District’s next strategic plan. This feedback will be collected in phases aligned to the development process.

More information on the stakeholder engagement plan can be found below. Additionally, feedback and/or questions related to the next strategic plan can be sent at any time to [email protected].


Phase 1 Feedback Survey

The School District of Palm Beach County Phase 1 Feedback Survey was open from Monday, March 22 - Friday, April 9, 2021. It was available in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese. We encouraged all students, parents, District employees, and Palm Beach County community members to complete their survey before it closed on April 9.

A summary of results can be seen below or by accessing this Feedback Survey link. As a reminder, Phase 1 input will be used by the Strategic Plan Steering Committee to inform drafts of potential goals and associated measures for consideration as part of the next strategic plan.


Phase 2 Focus Groups

The School District of Palm Beach County organized Phase 2 Focus Groups in late May of 2021 to provide students, parents, District employees, and Palm Beach County community members with an additional opportunity to provide feedback on the goals and measures once they were drafted.


Phase 3 Student and Community Input

Student Engagement - During the student engagement, we visited 6 schools over 2 days. Approximately 180 students engaged in this activity; averaging 25-30 students from each school. We used several interactive, facilitated techniques to ensure their voices were heard.

Students interacted with questions aligned to Educate, Affirm, and Inspire:

• During your time in Palm Beach schools, what has supported your success in this area?
• What things have gotten in the way of your success in this area?
• If you had a younger cousin entering 1st grade next year and you could create the best experience for them during their next 12 years of school, what would you change or create for them within this area?

Student Engagement Data


Thought Exchange -
We utilized a proprietary tool called Thought Exchange to solicit stakeholder input on the draft strategic plan framework. This tool allowed people to input their thoughts, and then rate the thoughts entered by others on a 1-5 scale with 5 being the greatest level of agreement. The system randomized the order in which thoughts appear, so the latest thoughts had the same chance of being viewed as the first thoughts.

Thought Exchange Data

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