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