and the San Francisco Unified School District are showcased in company materials, and are known.
However, records posted by our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com reveal that school districts in Texas, Michigan, Florida, Indiana, Rhode Island, Oregon, Iowa, Utah, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Georgia, New Mexico, Illinois, Wyoming, California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maine, Virginia, and Ohio all hired Panorama Education for training and/or surveys.
Taxpayer expensive surveys
The 2017 contract between Panorama and Arlington Public Schools in Virginia was for three school-wide surveys over a five-year period costing taxpayers $288,750.
Built into the 28-page contract is an expensive fee schedule. For example, there are 345 hours billed at $250 per hour for consultants to design surveys and render “analysis and reporting.” Project managers bill at a rate of $125 an hour for 1,230 hours.
The Arlington social and emotional climate survey is posted online. Questions included: “how clearly do you see your culture and history reflected in your school?”; and “how often do you feel that you are treated poorly by other students because of your race, ethnicity, gender, family’s income, religion, disability, or sexual orientation?”