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Parent Survey
Beth Baker

Parent Survey - We need YOUR response!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Kentucky School for the Blind and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) value your input and want to hear about your experience as a parent or guardian of a child with an Individual Education Program (IEP). The information you offer will give the KDE Kentucky School for the Blind valuable data on how to improve parent and family engagement.

To collect your input, we ask that you complete a brief survey about how the school supported parent or guardian engagement to improve services and results for your child during the current school year. Specifically, we want to hear about how your child’s school involves you in the special education process.  The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Somali, Swahili, and Amish. All responses are anonymous and cannot be traced back to you or your child.

 The online survey can be completed in three ways:

1.     Go to and select “Click here to access the 2024 Parent Survey.”

2.     Scan the code below into your smartphone or mobile device. Some smartphones will open the survey link automatically when you open your camera, others may need a QR code scanner app. If you do not have access to a computer or smartphone, you may contact your child’s school to request a printed copy and a confidential envelope.

QR code

3.     If using a printed copy, the sealed envelope can be returned to your child’s special education case manager, and they will ensure it is sent to the appropriate location. You may also mail the completed survey to the address below:

Human Development Institute
c/o Tony LoBianco
126 Mineral Industries Building
Lexington, KY 40506


Only one parent or guardian per student should complete this survey. However, if you have more than one child with an IEP, please complete the survey for each of your children.

Survey results will be carefully studied by the KDE and the Human Development Institute (HDI) at the University of Kentucky (UK) and reported to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The results will help us further understand what supports parents and districts may need to ensure meaningful parent and family engagement in special education.

The deadline for completing this important survey is June 30, 2024. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Linda Spigelmire, or 502-897-1583.

Thank you for your help.

Shelley Badgett
Director of Special Education for State Schools

WINSIGHT logo - Text: Racing for the WIN to a brighter future.
Beth Baker


WINSIGHT logo - Text: Racing for the WIN to a brighter future.

Winsight is an opportunity for KY students with visual impairment to experience post-secondary preparation.  The program will be held at the Murray State University campus in Murray, KY.  Students will stay in the dorm, eat in the cafeteria, and take classes in promoting college and career readiness.  This program is for students who have completed 9th grade to 12th grade.  WINSIGHT is designed to also promote self-advocacy and independent living skills.  Preference will be given to students living in West KY Educational Cooperative and Green River Regional Educational Cooperative regions.  There is a $25 fee to attend.