Earlier this summer, Port Huron Schools wanted to give stakeholders in the school system a better communication tool to provide feedback. Students, staff, parents, and community members were introduced to a service called Thoughtexchange. The online forum provides a platform for feedback about Port Huron Area Schools to be shared anonymously.
In the most recent use of Thoughtexchange, Port Huron Schools asked for feedback about what the district is doing well and what areas of improvement they should consider. Over 500 individuals shared thoughts through the system. The results are enabling the school district to better understand the needs of the community. Eleven different themes surfaced that may require attention including class offerings, support, behavior, teachers and staff, facilities and safety, curriculum, and administrative support. The facilitating team at Thoughtexchange said the Blue Water area outperformed many other communities in terms of participation.