Math instruction and money management skills are two areas graduates of Washougal High School cite as needing improvement.
Students in the classes of 2000 through 2012 were recently surveyed as part of a district outreach focus to past WHS graduates.
The School Board regularly holds linkage activities, such as meetings in local schools, to encourage staff, parents, volunteers community agencies and others to give input and feedback about the effectiveness of district programs and educational opportunities.
Typically, WHS graduates are invited to give input at meetings, but after several years of just a few students showing up, the district decided to use an electronic survey, sent through e-mail and social media sites.
“I was pleased with the level of participation that was received and the willingness of former students to invest the time in giving feedback,” said Dawn Tarzian, superintendent. “Responses came from as far back as 2000, though the majority of input was from more recent graduates.”