The Say Yes to Education partnership with Guilford County Schools is moving into its next stage, which involves online surveys and a lot of feedback from parents.

Guilford County students are the first in the South to benefit from the Say Yes to Education campaign.

Last year, more than 2,000 Guilford County High School graduates received scholarships from Say Yes to attend college. District and organization officials recently selected twelve “launch” schools to begin the next phase of the program. Parents at these schools are being asked to fill out online surveys. Paper surveys are also available.

Tony Watlington is a regional superintendent with the district. He says the information will be used to create support plans for each student.

“These wrap around supports can range from healthcare services to food services, legal aid, reading and math tutoring, and in some cases financial assistance, so it's important.”

Watlington says participation is voluntary and the information will remain private.

The parent survey launches on Thursday.  Information sessions will take place Tuesday evening at High Point Central High School and on Wednesday evening at Smith High School.

According to Donnie Turlington with Say Yes Guilford, so far, they've raised around $42-million in private pledges and commitments towards their $70-million goal.

*Follow WFDD's Keri Brown on Twitter @kerib_news

300x250 Ad

300x250 Ad

Support quality journalism, like the story above, with your gift right now.