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Employees give Grego, School Board high marks



The honeymoon period isn’t over for new superintendent Mike Grego.

According to the 2013 climate survey, 85.8 percent of employees reported that they had confidence in Grego’s ability. The School Board also got high marks – though not quite as high – with 70.7 percent of employees saying they had confidence in the board’s leadership.

That’s a big improvement over the last two years.

Confidence in the superintendent and School Board took a dive during the last year of former superintendent Julie Janssen’s tenure and then jumped back up under the interim leadership of John Stewart.

In the 2011 climate survey, 30.8 percent of instructional staff said they had confidence in the School Board. The superintendent rated even lower, with just 26.9 percent. In 2012, those numbers were 62.7 percent for the board and 75.9 percent for the superintendent. (Surveys are available here. Keep in mind that the surveys vary a little in the number of questions and the type of questions.)

This year’s survey, which was put online late Friday, was sent to 13,000 school-based employees, with a response rate of about 32 percent. (About 4,126 employees.) That’s similar to previous surveys. The 2013 survey had 53 questions. Employees could take it during a 48-hour window.

Many employees will be interested in the results for their individual schools. Those also are available. (See the link above for 2013.)

The Gradebook will be taking a closer look at some of the results, so if anything strikes you as unusual or interesting please send Cara or Lisa an email. We’d love to hear from you.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 11:59am]


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