Governing Board Meeting Highlights: August 8, 2017
Survey results show record community involvement in search for new superintendent
Gilbert Public Schools community eSurvey for new superintendent.

(Gilbert, AZ) -- As the process to search for a new Gilbert Public Schools superintendent moves forward, members of the Governing Board heard the results of a community survey.
 
The Board commissioned the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) to conduct the electronic survey in order to obtain community input to assist in finding Gilbert’s new leader. In June, the Board voted to choose ASBA to help in the search for a superintendent.
 
In presenting the results, Mr. Steve Highlen, Executive Search and Senior Policy Consultant for ASBA, called it a “very successful eSurvey,” noting that Gilbert received a record number of responses.
 
“Not only did you have 5,601 responses, but you had somewhere in the neighborhood of 8,000 individual comments made by your community,” said Mr. Highlen.
 
The eSurvey consisted of 11 questions, asking respondents, for instance, to choose among leadership skills and academic progress they feel are the most important for the district.
 
The results, as highlighted by Mr. Highlen, show a highly considerable community involvement, with the majority of responses coming from family members of students who attend a school in the district.
 
Following the survey’s overview, Board members thanked the community and staff for their valuable participation in the eSurvey.
 
The superintendent posting will remain open until August 16. A community forum to introduce the final candidates is scheduled for September 19, with the time and location to be determined. 
 
To read the full results of the Gilbert Unified School District Community Survey 2017 please visit: https://goo.gl/oDiadP

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