Diversity group ditches survey

| 18 Jun 2021 | 07:08

Milford. The results of a community survey sent out by the Delaware Valley School District’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee will not be used.

Cory Homer, the DV school board member who chairs the committee, declined to share the results with the public.

“The survey results have not been aggregated and calculated because we were concerned regarding reliability in how the survey was administered,” he said. “Because of this, the results will be/have been destroyed for this particular survey.”

In explaining how the survey was incorrectly administered, he said, “the administration was rushed.”

Homer said more information about a survey planned for the fall would come from the school board president, Jack Fisher, and superintendent, John Bell. Bell resolved to get more community input “to help make DV more welcoming and inclusive.”

During the last meeting, Homer said members of the public could email him for the committee’s goals and objectives. When the Courier did that, he said they would become available in August.

The committee’s meetings are held on Zoom at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of the month, except holidays. The July meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Aug. 2. A direct link to the meeting may be found on the district’s website, dvsd.org, as the meeting time approaches.

The meetings are not recorded for screening after they conclude.

Anyone seeking more information about the diversity study group may email Homer at chomer@dvsd.org.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with information about the cancelled July meeting.