22-23 Survey of Guardians of Students with an Individual Education Program (IEP)

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Simpson County School District and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) value
your input and want to hear about your experience as a parent or guardian of a child with an
Individual Education Program (IEP). The information you offer will give the KDE and the
Simpson County School District valuable data on how to improve parent and family engagement.

To collect your input, we ask that you complete a brief survey about how the school supported
parent or guardian engagement to improve services and results for your child during the current
school year. Specifically, we want to hear about how your child’s school involves you in the
special education process. The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Somali, Swahili
and Amish. All responses are anonymous and cannot be traced back to you or your child.

The online survey can be completed in three ways:
1. Go to www.kypso.org and select “Click here to access the 2023 Parent Survey.”
2. Scan the code below into your smartphone or mobile device. Some smartphones will
open the survey link automatically when you open your camera, others may need a QR
code scanner app. If you do not have access to a computer or smartphone, you may
contact your child’s school to request a printed copy and a confidential envelope.

3. If using a printed copy, the sealed envelope can be returned to your child’s special
education case manager, and they will ensure it is sent to the appropriate location. You
may also mail the completed survey to the address below:

Human Development Institute
c/o Tony LoBianco
1525 Bull Lea Rd. Suite 160
Lexington, KY 40511

Only one parent or guardian per student should complete this survey. However, if you have more
than one child with an IEP, please complete the survey for each of your children.
Survey results will be carefully studied by the KDE and the Human Development Institute (HDI)
at the University of Kentucky (UK) and reported to the Office of Special Education Programs
(OSEP). The results will help us further understand what supports parents and districts may need
to ensure meaningful parent and family engagement in special education.

The deadline for completing this important survey is June 30, 2023. If you have any questions or
need assistance, please contact Steve Cauley at 270-586-8877.
Thank you for your help.

Steve Cauley
Specialized Instructional Program Consultant