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Parent Focus Groups

We want to hear from you! Please consider participating in one of our HCSD Climate & Culture/Racial Equity Parent Focus Groups, facilitated by Dr. Gess LeBlanc. Approximately 6-8 District parents/guardians/caregivers will be selected to participate in small, diverse group discussions based on building. The meetings will be held via Zoom (a link will be sent to participants in advance).

Discussions will be scheduled from 6-7 PM on the following:

  • Tuesday, September 15, Highland Elementary School Focus Group
  • Tuesday, September 29, Highland Middle School Group
  • Tuesday, October 6, Highland High School Group


The focus groups are designed to provide anecdotal data to help us prioritize and frame our climate & culture/racial equity work. Small groups will allow all participants to voice their experiences and perspectives. District administrators will not participate in the meetings and all feedback will be anonymously collected. This will be a first in a series of focus groups that will be held throughout the year. If you are not selected for the first group, we will alert you about opportunities as the year progresses.

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Carly Jacobsen, cjacobsen@highland-k12.org or call 845.691.1014