Daily Editorial: Eagle County Schools listens | VailDaily.com

Daily Editorial: Eagle County Schools listens

Compiled by Vail Daily staff
Vail CO, Colorado

Government gets a lot of deserved flak for being so slow to respond to taxpayers’ request for better service. That’s why we have to recognize the Eagle County School District’s recent efforts to give parents more of what they want and need.

Case in point: Parents were clamoring for more time in their parent-teacher conferences. This year, the district opted to drop a class day for students and dedicate it solely for conferences. According to several parents, the results has been longer, more informative and more meaningful discussions about the well-being of their student.

The district has invited interested parents and community members to host school officials in their home to talk about education issues, like the Teacher Advancement Program or how teachers use standardized test scores to guide their teaching.

Schools also have tweaked report cards this year by getting rid of unnecessary information so they are easier for parents to understand.

Changes like these show the school district is willing and able to be responsive to parents’ needs and, in turn, give parents the tools necessary to support their children’s education.

” Tamara Miller for the Editorial Board

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