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2020-2021 Re-Opening Survey Results

From June 19 to July 3, 2020, Bellevue Independent Schools conducted a parent survey to gauge community comfort-levels regarding district reopening options for the ’20-’21 school year. Below are the results of the survey, as well as a breakdown of the difference in responses between the two school buildings.

Please select the school(s) your children attend:

BHS- 51% GES- 38% BMS- 31% Preschool-9%

BISD received a total of 236 responses representing 284 students- a response rate of 46% of our total student population. Students from P-12 are represented in the survey.


What schooling option do you prefer for the student(s) in your family?

In-Person- 39% Hybrid- 26% NTI- 21% Unsure- 13%

Parents of students attending Grandview Elementary overwhelmingly prefer some form of in-person instruction, with 70% of respondents in favor of either traditional classes or a hybrid of both in-person and online instruction. GES parents who expressed a preference for online NTI classes and those who are still uncertain each totaled 15% of the response.

Parents of students attending classes in the Bellevue High School building follow a similar pattern: 58% of parents would be comfortable with some variant of in-person classes, 28% of parents expressed a preference for NTI classes, and 14% are still unsure of their choice at this time.


What are your thoughts on personal protective equipment for students?

Masks all day-28% Masks in shared spaces- 24% No masks- 24% Depends on Number of cases-22%

The percentages skew only slightly for each school building by a few percentage points, but the general consensus at each school is in favor of mask-wearing.


How comfortable do you currently feel about sending your student(s) back to the classroom for the 2020-2021 school year?

Completely Comfortable- 37% Somewhat Comfortable- 35% Not Comfortable- 27%

Our survey shows that around a quarter of parents do not feel currently comfortable with sending their students back into the classroom.



Bellevue Independent Schools strives to create a personalized learning experience for every student- one that allows each of our Tigers to achieve their highest potential. The mission of the BISD Re-Opening Task Force is to create a unique plan that follows those same principles, allowing every family to begin the new school year with a sense of confidence and security. The health and safety of our students, our staff, and our community will always remain our top priority, and we thank you for your patience as we work diligently to craft a plan that works for every member of the BISD family.


The BISD Re-Opening Task Force- comprised of a group of educators, administrators, board members, and parent representatives- will meet again on Friday, July 10th to continue the discussion. A finalized plan will be presented to the public by Friday, July 17th.

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