Education: Community Report (2017)
Rockingham County Education Foundation (RCEF) hosted structured events designed to solicit community perceptions about public education in Rockingham County. Rockingham County Education Foundation conducted 6 roundtable discussions with 70 individuals, 30 one-on-one discussions, and an interactive online survey, gathering opinions, experiences and perceptions from 29 individuals. Participants represented a wide variety of Rockingham County citizens. Participants varied widely in their relationship to public education. Majority of participants attended from public schools. Some have children in our traditional public schools, some have never had children, some have children in private schools or public charters, some have children who have graduated from public school, and some have school aged grandchildren.
This process was used to help Rockingham County Education Foundation gain a better understanding of perceptions, attitudes and opinions around public education in Rockingham County. The data and information collected will inform our programming moving forward and help us build strategies focused on increasing community engagement in public education.
Several themes arose in the discussions, specifically in the areas of parent involvement and school district priorities. Rockingham County Education Foundation is committed to sharing this information with key decision makers within the district (school, county, municipal, and community leadership) and partnering with our schools and community to formulate specific recommendations and action plans to help improve the quality of education and experiences within Rockingham County Schools.
Building a Prosperous Community Through Education.
People Coming Together as a Community Make Things Happen. RCEF gives a special “THANKS” and recognition to our leading 2016 – 2017 donors:
- Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
- Home Savings Bank
- Reidsville Area Foundation