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Your Voice Matters: Lakota Community Survey Results

Your Voice Matters: Lakota Community Survey Results

WE appreciate everyone who took part in the recent survey about district communications. Your feedback helps us improve our communication with you, the Lakota community. Here’s a quick summary of what we learned and what we’re doing about it:


Although fewer people responded this spring (139) compared to last fall (804), your input was invaluable.
Information Sources: Most of you (74%) look for district news weekly or even daily. Although the rankings changed slightly, the top five sources for information remained consistent with the fall survey results. They are:

  1. District social media pages
  2. District website
  3. Neighbors and friends/word of mouth
  4. Monthly district e-newsletter
  5. Peachjar e-flyers

Hot Topics:

Again, the topics remained consistent with the rankings adjusting slightly. The top five topics you’re interested in are:

  1. Academics
  2. Reminders about district events
  3. Photos and stories about learning in the classroom
  4. Master facilities plan
  5. School safety


90% of those who responded rated our communications as average to excellent. While that’s slightly lower than last fall’s 93%, it’s still rather consistent.

Improving Communication:

Here’s what we’re doing to improve communication, based on suggestions we received in the spring survey:

  • We have begun adding “key moments” to our YouTube videos like “A Look Around Lakota with Dr. Lolli” and “The Latest from Lolli”. Transcripts are also available on YouTube.
  • ParentSquare will launch district-wide in June. This new notification system will centralize school-to-home communications. Please take a few minutes to watch this Getting Started with ParentSquare video for parents and guardians. While the video goes into a wide range of features, Lakota will only be using posts and Smart Alerts at this time.
  • We are currently discussing how to better communicate junior and high school sports schedules. Unfortunately, our current scheduling platform is unable to automatically feed dates to our website calendars.
  • Tickets to events, including athletics, can be easily purchased from the website. Click on the “I want to” drop-down menu at the top right corner of the district and school websites and then click “Buy a Ticket.” 

Thank you again for helping us serve you better. Your feedback makes a difference.

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