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Survey: Pinellas employees not happy with superintendent or school board



UPDATE AT 6:05 P.M.: Read more here, including comments from Superintendent Julie Janssen and board member Terry Krassner.

The Pinellas climate survey results are out, and here they are, attached below. More specifically, there's a one-page executive summary; three clumps of results; and one big honkin' list of respondent comments, school by school.

One quick observation: The results suggest many rank-and-file employees, at least among the 30 percent who responded, aren't happy with either with the superintendent or the school board.

One note: The executive summary says each school was given a climate rating ("positive," "average," "unsatisfactory" or "poor"), but we didn't see that anywhere. We asked the district if they could give us those results. Since it's Friday, and the district is on a 4-day week for the summer, we're not sure if we'll hear back today. But we'll let you know when we do.

Update at 9:12 p.m.: Behrokh Ahmadi from the district research and accountability office was kind enough to give me a clarification tonight. If I understand her correctly, there will NOT be a single, summary climate rating for each school. The district gave each school a rating, as it reviewed the data, only to offer the generalized picture described in the executive summary. There will, however, be a breakdown of results for each school within a few days, she said.

[Last modified: Friday, July 22, 2011 9:13pm]


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