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Parents care about grades, survey says
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Parents overwhelmingly care about their children’s grades, according to a survey taken this past school year among Warren County students.
“That’s heartening to hear,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox when the results of the survey taken by the Student Advisory Council were revealed to the School Board.
The figures showed 88 percent of students polled responded their parents or guardians were concerned with their school grades. The findings were based on a sampling of high school students.
On the other end of the scale, the survey revealed parents are shying away from the parent-teacher conferences, at least at the high school level. Eight-two percent of students surveyed said their parents did not attend parent-teacher conferences.
Cox noted part of the number could be because parents can now go online and keep up with their child’s progress through the school website.
As for enforcing rules at home when it comes to grades, 65 percent of students surveyed admitted they get disciplined at home for their grades. The breadth of the discipline was not part of the questionnaire to reveal whether it included grounding, corporal punishment, loss of privileges, or a combination of all.
The survey also showed 69 percent of students said their parent or guardian asked on a regular basis if they had homework when they got home from school.
The identical number, 69 percent, revealed there is a parent or adult household member at home when they get home from school in the afternoon.