Thank you to the 2,892 members who took the SEA Follow-Up Survey to Inform Bargaining! It was a good representation from across our departments and across all schools and programs. There were 470 paras, 120 SAEOPs, 109 substitutes, and 2,193 certificated members who responded.
Getting back to being in-person with students is important, here is what our membership said was necessary to get there.
9% of total respondents are ready and want to return to in-person instruction regardless of vaccinations as long as there are easily enforceable, clearly communicated health and safety protocols. This is an increase from the first survey in which only 5% were ready.
Another 17% are ready to return to in-person instruction as soon as all educators have had the option to be fully vaccinated (two doses complete), 8% are ready as soon as all educators and their families have had the option to be fully vaccinated.
30% are ready to return to in-person instruction as soon as all educators have had the option to be fully vaccinated and equity issues and workload are addressed.
35% of the members do not believe a return to in-person instruction should be considered this spring regardless of vaccinations and other issues. The benefits of returning to in-person do not outweigh the costs (e.g. disruption to learning, unknown health risks). This has not changed since our first survey.
It is important to remember, given how rapidly information is changing during this pandemic, this is a snapshot of what members were thinking at the time of the survey (Feb. 9-21).