Parental Involvement in Rural Elementary Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic


The parents of Gallatin, Pope, and Hardin County school districts have a unique opportunity to participate in a survey research study that examines how school-influenced motivators of parental involvement are related to home-based parental involvement in school activities in rural elementary schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes for you to complete.

Your responses to this survey will help inform rural schools and districts as they work to devise strategic plans of action for potential long-term educational disruptions in the future due to pandemics.

Your participation in the survey is voluntary, and all responses are completely confidential as no personally identifiable information will be associated with your responses. Please consider taking a few moments of your time to complete the survey which may be accessed by clicking on the link below or selecting the "Take the Survey" button.

Survey link:

Should you have any comments or questions, please contact Allison Grabert, doctoral student at the University of Southern Indiana, at or 812-774-3739.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration. Your feedback is appreciated and is important to the advancement of rural-centric educational research.


Allison Grabert
Doctoral Student
University of Southern Indiana


Allison Grabert is a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern Indiana (USI) in Evansville, Indiana. She was raised in southern Illinois, spent several years teaching in a rural high school, and has served as the director of the Southwest Indiana STEM (SwISTEM) Resource Center at USI for over twelve years. She focuses her research on K-12 education in rural spaces in the United States. For her dissertation, she is working to gain a better understanding of how rural families have engaged in their children's schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic. If all goes as planned, she will graduate from USI with her Ed.D. in the spring of 2022.

IRB Information

Office of Sponsored Projects and Research
Exploration of School-Influenced Parental Motivators of Family-School Engagement During the Covid-10 Pandemic in the Rural Setting
IRB #1722934-1