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Janssen gets high marks in climate survey



Fifty percent of the Pinellas school district staffers who responded to the latest climate survey say superintendent Julie Janssen is providing quality leadership, while 18 percent say she isn't, according to results just posted on the district website.

Thirty-eight percent agree she's doing a good job, and 12 percent strongly agree, while 12 percent disagree and 6 percent strongly disagree, the results show. Thirty-two percent said they were neutral.

The positive numbers for Janssen are down slightly from last year, when the favorable-unfavorable split was 52-14. For what it's worth, so are the numbers of staffers who responded -- 4,854 this year, compared to 7,211 last year.

Forty percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed the School Board is providing quality leadership, while 22 percent agreed or strongly agreed it is not. Last year's numbers were roughly the same.

According to the executive summary, 50 percent of Pinellas schools have a positive climate, while 19 percent have an average climate, 13 percent have an unsatisfactory climate and 18 percent have a poor climate. Those ratings are based on internal communications, trust and respect and student discipline, the summary says.

The survey includes both districtwide and school-by-school results, so parents, teachers and others can get an idea of what the climate is like at individual schools. A compilation of anonymous comments from respondents at each school is here.


[Last modified: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 4:39pm]


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