In a Tuesday email to families, the Loudoun County Public Schools Department of Support Services distributed a survey to collect data regarding childcare concerns and needs from parents and guardians.
The online form, which officials asked parents to fill out if their child is in grades K-6 or requires special accommodations, is due Aug. 3 at 5 p.m.
LCPS intends to use the resulting data “to analyze the need for childcare and any possible solutions available,” according to the email.
LCPS and Loudoun County government employees are asked to complete the form despite having already been asked to provide similar information in a previous, staff-only survey.
Quality care for children of working parents appears to be among the district’s chief concerns after the Loudoun County School Board voted last week to implement a 100 percent distance learning model, with special exceptions, for the coming fall semester.
That vote contravened the board’s prior decision to implement a hybrid instructional model with a 100 percent distance-learning option, though that choice would carry questions regarding childcare as well.
“LCPS is working collaboratively with the County of Loudoun to identify the scope of the childcare needs for the community and meeting frequently to discuss possible solutions to meet those needs,” the LCPS email reads.
Parents can access the survey by going to bit.ly/LCPSsurvey online.