CONTACT:  Terry Deloria                                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

310.450.8338, ext. 70281                                   28 AUG 2014



Santa Monica-Malibu USD Launching Parent Engagement Survey


Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, in association with the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), is asking all parents to participate in a Parent Engagement Survey launching on Thursday, September 4.


Designed and administered by independent technology and communications firm K12 Insight, the survey is intended to help the district better understand how frequently parents interact with their students’ schools, perceptions of the schools’ communication, and how welcome parents feel at school. Results will be used to continue building a powerful parent involvement and support network in the school community.


Parents who have provided the district with their email addresses will receive email invitations to participate. The survey will also be accessible to all parents via the survey section of the district’s website. Paper copies will be available at district schools upon request.


As candor and widespread participation are important to the success of the district’s outreach efforts, survey results will not be tied to individual participants.


Once the survey has closed on September 18, the district will close the loop by sharing results, along with an explanation of how it will use the data to increase parent engagement.


“The success of our district depends on creating strong partnerships with families and community members,” Superintendent Sandra Lyon said.  “With their support and involvement, we can continue to create an environment aimed at extraordinary achievement for all students.”


Parents may access the survey at  





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