Rancho Santa Fe School District survey on Spanish yields 24 percent response


The Rancho Santa Fe School District sent out an online survey recently to gauge feedback on a Spanish program for K-5 students, and of the 798 addresses it was sent to, only 198 parents responded.

The survey was sent April 13 in response to a group of parents who requested that the district consider bringing back the elementary school foreign language program.

“500 parents didn’t feel the need to weigh in; (the responses) are not as many as we would have hoped, but it’s what we had and we will use it as a data point,” said Superintendent Lindy Delaney of the 24 percent response rate.

Delaney said the survey results have yet to be finalized and will be presented at the June 4 meeting, where she will also offer a recommendation on the Spanish program moving forward.

Delaney said the district sent two notifications out to parents regarding the survey and heard back from one parent that it was never received, and from another that it was found in the spam folder. A parent at the May 7 meeting said she received the survey but could not complete it because of Rancho Santa Fe’s spotty Internet service on their home computer and was unable to complete it on her mobile device.