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Which of the following issues facing Denver’s Public Schools should the next superintendent prioritize to improve the quality of Denver’s public schools?
Question Score
1 10
Closing the academic achievement and opportunity gap here in Denver based on race, ethnicity and income level.
8.61
Improving the number of Denver’s graduates who are prepared to succeed in college while simultaneously ensuring that there is career readiness for graduates who choose not to go to college.
7.83
Ensuring that parents and their children have the ability to make choices on their school of choice across Denver’s traditional neighborhood schools, innovation and charter schools regardless of what part of town they live in.
5.6
Ensuring that every child living in Denver has access to early childhood education programs. 
8.51
Closing the academic achievement and opportunity gap here in Denver for students with special needs.
7.82
Closing the academic achievement and opportunity gap here in Denver for students for whom English is not their first language. 
8.13
Ensuring that our communities gifted students have access to the highest quality education possible to help them reach their full potential.
6.86
Implementing a district budgeting process that gives transparent and open opportunity for community input and that prioritizes investment of resources on teacher salaries and direct service to students. 
9
Average 7.8
Now please identify which of these qualities is the MOST important to you when considering who the next superintendent should be.
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Implementing a district budgeting process that gives transparent and open opportunity for community input and that prioritizes investment of resources on teacher salaries and direct service to students. 
18 36.73%
Ensuring that every child living in Denver has access to early childhood education programs. 
3 6.12%
Ensuring that parents and their children have the ability to make choices on their school of choice across Denver’s traditional neighborhood schools, innovation and charter schools regardless of what part of town they live in.
4 8.16%
Improving the number of Denver’s graduates who are prepared to succeed in college while simultaneously ensuring that there is career readiness for graduates who choose not to go to college.
10 20.41%
Closing the academic achievement and opportunity gap here in Denver based on race, ethnicity and income level.
14 28.57%
Total 49 100 %
Please let us know how important each of the following qualities of a superintendent are to you on the scale following each quality. 
Question Score
1 10
A leader who knows Denver’s diverse communities including its surrounding metro area.
8.73
A leader who has experience working in large urban school districts similar to Denver.
7.72
A leader who has demonstrated experience increasing the diversity of the staff of the organizations they have led.
8
That the education leader comes from a diverse background themselves, either due to their gender, race or ethnicity. 7.39
A leader who has the ability to ensure that all students in our district, regardless of their skill level, will have a positive experience in our schools.
9.05
That the education leader we choose as our next superintendent here in Denver is bilingual so that they can communicate effectively with our non-English speaking students and their families. 
6.23
Average 7.85
In your opinion, how important is it that our next leader has a high value for diversity, equity and inclusion and has demonstrated a commitment to ensuring that Denver’s teachers and school leadership reflect the demographics of our community? 
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Very important 42 82.35%
Somewhat important 9 17.65%
Not very important 0 0%
Not important at all 0 0%
Total 51 100 %
In your opinion how important is it that our next leader has experience leading school districts with student bodies that are similar to Denver in their demographic profile?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Very important 26 50.98%
Somewhat important 22 43.14%
Not very important 1 1.96%
Not important at all 2 3.92%
Total 51 100 %