ANOKA – (March 31, 2021) – The Anoka-Hennepin School Board recently got a look at how well people think the district handled the COVID pandemic.
In a survey of 500 district residents, including many school parents, the Morris Leatherman Company found that 71 percent of those interviewed say the district did an “excellent” or “good” job handling the pandemic. Twenty percent gave unfavorable ratings.
But fewer people rate the district’s quality of education as “excellent.” That number dropped from 33 percent to 21 percent. Districts across the state are seeing similar drops, according to the Leatherman presentation.
In answer to another questions, most people said they would support a tax increase to provide more academic support for students who fell behind during the pandemic. That response was 86 percent yes, and 12 percent no.
The survey was taken during February and presented to the school board during its March meeting.
These are just some of the survey findings. More results are posted on the Anoka-Hennepin website.