Walla Walla schools this week announced they've begun the EES, or Educational Effectiveness Survey. It's to determine if their performance and direction are meeting students' needs.

According to Superintendent Wade Smith, the survey will not only be going out in the mail later this month, it will also be available on the District website, and parents can use their electronic devices to complete it.

Smith says the survey will give the District a much better view of what expectations are from the public, and how the schools can better educate and serve their students. The survey has been utilized in what officials say are other top performing districts around the state and the nation, with solid results.

The survey is available in both English and Spanish.

The Walla Walla School District website has a link to the survey, or to take it directly, you can click here.