The Peninsula School District recently released results of our Thoughtexchange survey, which took place over the last several months. Thoughtexchange is like an online meeting, allowing community members, parents, teachers and staff to anonymously say anything they feel needs to be said.

Invitations to participate were sent to everyone who lives in the district. In total, 2,802 people participated and shared 6,554 comments, including both concerns about and praise for PSD.

Among the top concerns were overcrowded classrooms, the need to update facilities and technology, too much testing and students with behavioral problems.

The top kudos for PSD were for great teachers who care for our kids, the positive learning environment, and our communications and security upgrades.

PSD will use Thoughtexchange again within the next few months to solicit feedback from the community about our long-range facilities plan.

We are incredibly grateful for the level of participation and the thoughtfulness of the community’s responses. We particularly appreciate the concerns expressed, as this gives us a better understanding of where we need to improve.

To view the survey results, go to

Rob Manahan, Ed.D.


Peninsula School District