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The biggest challenge for our district was the inconsistencies in information provided by CDC , DoH , and governmental entities . In addition , when information was provided , it was usually in the 11th hour .

- Survey respondent

The biggest challenge since the start of the pandemic has been the guidance coming from state , federal and local authorities

Nearly 70 % of school district leaders rated inadequate or consistently changing guidance from state , federal and local agencies as one of their biggest challenges since the start of the pandemic , making it the biggest challenge they faced . The pandemic also brought on or intensified many other challenges .
Biggest challenges since the start of the pandemic
69.2 %
43.3 %
32.1 % 30 . 8 %
20.3 % 19.7 %
15.4 % 14 . 4 % 14 . 1 % 13.1 %
7.9 %
7.2 %
Inadequate / Changing guidance
Special education needs
Budget pressures
Staffing constraints
Health and safety issues
Transitioning to remote instruction
Health and safety / reopening planning
Continuity of education planning
Technology issues
Parental / Community relations
Staff relations
Other
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