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Digital Equity Survey

April 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians:

The COVID-19 Pandemic has highlighted how important technology (Internet and devices) are to student learning. Student home access to the Internet has become fundamental for schools across the nation as they plan strategies for continuous learning. Ensuring students have equal access to technology as well as the training needed to navigate digital tools is referred to as digital equity.  

To better serve students, families, and educators, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) is conducting a Digital Equity Survey for all public school districts, charter schools, and BOCES across the state. The purpose of this survey is to understand and promote educational equity, including digital equity for all students in New York State. The data collected from this survey also will aid the Pine Plains Central School District’s understanding and support of students and families within our district.

The survey consists of nine questions created by NYSED. All questions must be answered for a completed survey. One survey is to be filled out for each child you have enrolled in the district. Families can access the Digital Equity Survey here:

https://forms.gle/CrQGcTCUso64sMX56

Included is a survey guidance document created by NYSED to assist parents/guardians with their responses. Thank you for taking the time to complete the Digital Equity Survey.

Link:  NYSED Digital Equity Survey

Included Documents:  

NYSED Parent Guidance Document for the Digital Equity Survey

SchoolTool Parent Portal Guidance Document for taking the Digital Equity Survey


Sincerely,

Dr. Martin D. Handler
Superintendent