Residents would likely recommend the Kenston Local School District to a friend. That was one of the results of a community survey presented to the board of education Monday by the Kenston Citizens Advisory Committee.

Committee Chairwoman Corrie Menary said that 2019 was the second year for completing the Kenston Community Survey, which helps measure public perception and identify opportunities for improvement at the district. The survey also was created to identify areas where communication would increase public awareness about district progress.

Mrs. Menary said that the survey participation this year was down slightly, and the majority of participants continue to be parents of current students. Still, the district saw year-over-year improvement in perceptions about community relations, though that area is one in which the district needs continued improvement.

Mrs. Menary recommended that the board “provide opportunities for parents and community members to share opinions with the district in a town hall format.” She also recommended that remote access to board meetings through video or audio recordings be provided.

As for overall satisfaction, Mrs. Menary reported that survey-takers said they would be very likely to recommend the Kenston Local School District to a friend or colleague with a score of eight out of 10. The Kenston Community Survey will be passed off to the board of education to administer in the coming years, Mrs. Menary said.

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