DPI school survey results are in

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BISMARCK, N.D. - A few months ago the Department of Public Instruction sent out a survey to school districts to see what they're in need of, and the results are in.

Dr. Aimee Copas, executive director for the state council of educational leaders, shared what school districts are telling the state they want fixed and compared them with the discussions the committee is currently having.

More than 100 districts participated in the survey. The education policy committee focused on issues which have to do with public funding.

“Sometimes we get in our bubbles, in politics and in the legislature, when that is not really what the districts are saying that they want or need or that is best for kids,” Sen. Erin Oban, D-Bismarck.

Several smaller and rural school districts shared that due to their location, they feel they go unnoticed by the DPI.

Overall the committee was pleased to hear exactly what the districts are needing and plan to dig deeper some of the issues next meeting.