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Community Survey Results

1. Which of the below statements do you believe is most important for a superintendent to have in the area of Student Achievement?

  Answers # of Responses Percent
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Successfully led a district’s curriculum strategies or portion thereof, with identified measurable results and a focus on performance. 112 15%
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Improves student performance, especially in identifying, narrowing or closing the gaps in student achievement. 124 17%
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Focuses on student social and emotional needs in addition to academic success. 289 40%
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Experience leading an organization with diverse student cultures, academic and social needs. 206 28%
 
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2. Which of the below statements do you believe is most important for a superintendent to have in the area of Curriculum?

  Answers # of Responses Percent
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Knowledge of current educational issues, trends, and research and effectively led a district through the rapidly changing state and federal landscape. 417 57%
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Values and fosters the school-to-work/business relationships with community partners. 203 28%
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Understands the value and benefits of early childhood education. 111 15%
 
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3. Which of the below statements do you believe is most important for a superintendent to have in the area of Internal/External Communication?

  Answers # of Responses Percent
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Positively advocates for the district by building successful relationships with all stakeholder groups, including the media, legislative, congressional delegations, unions, and business partners. 367 50%
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Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills through good listening skills and gathers information to make thoughtful, timely decisions. 281 39%
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Familiarity with Volusia county schools and community. 81 11%
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Other 2 0%
 
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4. Which of the below statements do you believe is most important for a superintendent to have in the area of Human Resources?

  Answers # of Responses Percent
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Builds high-performing teams. 240 33%
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Has demonstrated skill in supervising employees at all levels and implemented corrective action/improvement plans. 200 27%
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Has successfully recruited, selected and retained highly qualified staff. 291 40%
 
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5. Which of the below statements do you believe is most important for a superintendent to have in the area of Fiscal Management?

  Answers # of Responses Percent
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Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and a strong business and financial background. 127 17%
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Uses sound fiscal practices to maximize the resources of the district. 531 73%
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Understands the Florida Educational Finance System. 73 10%
 
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6. Which of the below statements do you believe is most important for a superintendent to have in the area of Operations/Infrastructure?

  Answers # of Responses Percent
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Understands the necessary implementation of security and safety measures for students and employees. 327 45%
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Uses technology to ensure its use and impact on district systems, teaching and learning. 105 14%
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Knows procedures for assessing and improving district operations in all support service areas to include but not limited to transportation, School Way Café, and purchasing. 295 40%
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Other 4 1%
 
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7. Which of the below statements do you believe is most important for a superintendent to have in the area of Evaluation/Accountability?

  Answers # of Responses Percent
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Holds self and others accountable. 327 45%
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Leads and monitors staff in a large organization. 158 25%
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Analyzes and uses data for decision-making to review or improve actions, plans, processes, and systems. 219 30%
 
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8. What questions would you like the Board to consider as they develop interview questions for the superintendent candidates?

 

9. What are some of the good things taking place in Volusia County Schools today that you would want to make sure continue on into the future?

 

10. What challenges do you see for Volusia County Schools over the next five years? What changes would you like to see take place to address these challenges?

 

11. Please check all the stakeholder groups that you represent:

  Answers # of Responses Percent
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Parent 369 27%
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Community Member 373 27%
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Volusia County Schools Employee 539 40%
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Business Leader 50 4%
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Student 30 2%
 
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12. Select your home zip code from the list below:

Zip Code # of responses Zip Code # of responses Zip Code # of responses Zip Code # of responses
32105 2 32114 41 32115 2 32116 1
32117 34 32118 18 32119 38 32120 1
32121 0 32122 0 32123 2 32124 15
32125 3 32126 2 32127 56 32128 38
32129 39 32130 4 32132 1 32141 19
32168 45 32169 11 32170 1 32173 1
32174 52 32175 2 32176 17 32180 4
32190 0 32198 0 32706 1 32713 21
32720 49 32721 0 32722 0 32723 0
32724 66 32725 58 32728 5 32738 47
32739 47 32744 7 32753 0 32759 3
32763 21 32764 1 32774 2