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* 1. I am a (please select one)

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* 2. Please indicate all which apply to you.

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* 3. How many years have you resided in this community?

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* 4. What are your two most important sources of information about Vernon ISD?

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* 5. What is Vernon ISD known for?

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* 6. What does Vernon ISD do well that you want to see continued?

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* 7. What is the most serious challenge you believe Vernon ISD faces overall?

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* 8. What personal qualifications do you desire in your new superintendent?

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* 9. What skills do you believe are necessary for the new superintendent to possess?

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* 10. Please rank the following 1-5 in importance for the next superintendent, with 5 being the most important:

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* 11. Which of the following do you think should be the top priority for the new Superintendent?

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* 12. Please rank in order the importance of the following abilities and experiences to be considered for the next Superintendent of Vernon ISD:

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* 13. For each of the items below, indicate whether you believe the item is extremely important, important or not important to the new superintendent:

  Not Important Important Extremely Important Don't Know
Doctorate degree
Experience as a superintendent with a proven record of success
Experience as a superintendent in a district of similar size
Experience as an assistant superintendent
Experience as a district level administrator
Experience as a principal
Experience as a teacher
Experience in finance
Experience in personnel
Experience in instruction
Experience in facility construction and management
Experience with technology
Experience in a multi-cultural environment
Experience in strategic planning
Experience in Texas

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* 14. Please rate the level of importance the next Superintendent should place on the following items on a scale of 1-5, where 1 signifies the lowest priority and 5 signifies the highest priority.

  1 2 3 4 5
Developing students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills   
Developing students’ social and emotional skills     
Ensuring a well-rounded experience for students (extra-curricular, etc.)  
Ensuring that facilities support student learning
Ensuring ample opportunities for career and technical education for students
Ensuring the fiscal health of the District
Ensuring that students are prepared for standardized assessments
Ensuring relevant communication to staff, parents and community
Hiring and retaining quality teachers
Integrating technology into teaching and learning
Providing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs
Providing the education needed for students to place in advanced classes in middle/high school
Ensuring equitable access to learning with appropriate supports for success for all children

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* 15. Which of the following statement best reflects your vision for the future of Vernon ISD?

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* 16. What goals do you hope to see the new superintendent accomplish?

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* 17. What is the most critical issue(s) the new Superintendent will need to address when he or she is hired?

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* 18. For each of the items below, indicate whether you agree or disagree with these statements:

  Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree nor Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
Vernon ISD is headed in the right direction.
Vernon ISD has high standards for student performance.
Vernon ISD is helping all students succeed.
Vernon ISD provides safe and secure schools.
Vernon ISD is innovative.
Vernon ISD is fiscally responsible.
Vernon ISD communicates well.
Vernon ISD is one the best districts in Texas.
Vernon ISD meets or exceeds my expectations.

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* 19. What question would you like to ask the Superintendent in the interview?

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* 20. Listed below are specific areas of expertise superintendent candidates may possess. From your perspective, how much weight should the Board place on each area?

  Critical Above Average Average Below Average Not Necessary
Budget Development/Management
Facilities Management
Human Resources Management
Public Relations
Curriculum Development
Technology

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* 21. If there is anyone you would like to nominate to apply for the position of superintendent at Vernon ISD, please provide his or her name, position and contact information.

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