Schools closed remainder of school year

The Governor has ordered all Minnesota schools to remain closed with distance learning in place through the end of the 2019-2020 school year to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Stillwater Thoughtexchange

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We want to hear from you about the things that are important. Whether you have kids in our schools or not, we know that you have a vested interest in the quality of education we provide. 

Our lasted exchange took place March 19-April 1, 2019. Click here to view the latest results.

Thoughtexchange is an online conversation that allows you to respond to questions and provide your feedback to the Stillwater Area Public Schools. In three simple steps you’ll be able to share your ideas, read and consider other people’s ideas, and help establish priorities for district leaders to consider in their planning for the future. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Thoughtexchange

I don't have kids in school. Why did I get an invitation to participate?
As a school district it is easy for us to connect with our parents and staff, but difficult for us to gather feedback from our greater community. Through the Thoughtexchange process we wanted to reach out to all of our residents – whether they are parents of kids in our schools or not – to hear what they think is working and not working in our schools.

How will the results of this Thoughtexchange be used?
A list of all of the thoughts that are shared, as well as their ranked scores, will be available publicly for everyone to see. Results will be analyzed to identify common themes. The top themes and ideas will be shared with the school board and district administrators to consider as they make decisions about budgets, programs, facilities and more.

Are my responses anonymous?
While your thoughts will be shared with others in the community, they will not be linked back to you in anyway. The process is completely anonymous.  

I didn't receive an invitation. How can I participate?
People who did not receive an email are still welcome to participate and can register online.

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