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April 22, 2014

School board set to analyze survey

CLINTON – The results of the Clinton School Board’s open enroll out survey are in, and district officials are set to analyze them.

Board member Eric Gettes, who has spearheaded the campaign to understand why families have left the district, informed his colleagues that finalized information should be ready for the public by the district’s May 12 regular meeting. While less than 50 percent of departed families participated, Gettes said he thinks there is enough solid data for Clinton to use for improvement.

“I think it will be interesting to look at the data to see if there are any patterns that have emerged,” he said after Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. “There was nothing that really surprised me with the results. I was happy to receive the response from some of the families and I’m looking forward to the results.”

Gettes and others personally contacted the families over the last two months. He said that while he still needs to go over the results, responders gave him feedback on things the district did well. This is something he hopes Clinton can use for promotion.

“Hopefully we’ll have some good information to report next meeting and make some plans based on that,” Gettes said. “We’ll use the data for future planning to see if there are concerns we need to address.”

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