Second Survey Results

  • Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) introduced a second survey to help provide additional feedback to the school board. The following results will further help the Board narrow the semi-finalist pool in order to select the right leader for SPPS.

    The second survey was created by a design team tasked with planning community meetings and feedback opportunities. This committee included a diverse group of students, parents, community members, district leaders, employee union members and school board members.

    Respondents were asked two important questions:

    • To select the top five qualities (out of 15 that were previously identified in the first survey) that are most important in the next superintendent.
    • To select the top three most important issues for Saint Paul Public Schools.

    Results are below. 

    Top Five Qualities Most Important in the Next Superintendent (2,171 respondents)

    • Is willing to consider different perspectives before making decisions.
    • Demonstrates a deep understanding of racial equity and how it impacts teaching practices and student learning.
    • Is strongly committed to putting students first in all decisions.
    • Is a strong communicator; speaking, listening and writing.
    • Has a long history in education with direct student experience.

    Top Three Most Important Issues for SPPS

    • A safe and supportive school learning environment
    • Ongoing budget challenges
    • Racial equity and its impact on student learning