(Spring 2013) Question 6. Do your feel that the decisions made by the school board is making the WGSD an outstanding school district?

Spring 2013

Answers for 6: 88 Responses

NO While I understand the importance of keeping costs down for taxpayers, I think the board is sacrificing the
futures of our students to save a buck or two.
5/17/201310:02 PM
1
5/17/2013 4:36 PM
No
5/17/2013 7:42 AM
no
5/16/2013 11:OOPM
No-as class size continues to be forced to maximum capacity, students learning will continue to drop as will test
scores, building safety, and staff morale. The results of these actions will cost the district more money than it saves
to clean up the mess!!!! As I stated before the continual newspaper coverage only brings our district down, it’s so
negative!
5/16/2013 9:48 PM
The decisions they make are an embarrassment to our community. They are really clueless as to what the schools
really need and what is best for our schools.
5/16/2013 9:45 PM
No I feel it’s a power struggle….turning a school into a business like atmosphere minus the pay increase
5/16/2013 3:19PM
academically, the school is sound. But I do not feel that it is an outstanding place for staff members. Moral is low and
stress is high.
5/16/2013 9:40 AM
Some of them; they have good staff and good training, but staff does not feel secure or appreciated
5/16/20139:31 AM
Sometimes.
5/16/2013 8:59 AM
no
5/16/2013 8:14 AM
No
5/16/2013 6:49 AM
Not one. It is the staff that is holding this district together.
5/15/20139:08 PM
No. We look like fools. How do we attract quality teachers to maintain or increase student achievement when every¬†week there is an article in the paper about the ridiculous comments and actions of our former school board¬†president? It’s embarrassing.

5/15/2013 5:28 PM
No
5/15/201312:01 AM
no
5/15/2013 10:04 AM
no
5/15/2013 9:20 AM
NO. I feel they each have their own agenda and they are not working as a whole for the good of the students.
5/15/2013 8:35 AM
No
5/14/2013 8:37 PM
somewhat
5/14/2013 4:09 PM
No.
5/14/2013 1:34 PM
sometimes
5/14/2013 8:08 AM
It has been an outstanding district for years but am very concerned about losing talented staff due to unrealistic
expectations, controversy regarding pulling out of the Cooperative and fear of losing his/her job. expectations
5/13/2013 9:35 PM
NO
5/13/2013 6:35 PM
No.
5/13/2013 6:24 PM
No
5/13/2013 3:56 PM
no
5/13/2013 3:55 PM
no
5/13/2013 3:27 PM
summatives do not help the environment but many of the issues lie within each building and the principal at each
building – so if the school board’s decision on summatives is holding us teachers back
5/13/2013 2:12PM
Yes.
5/13/20131:54PM
no
5/13/2013 12:34 AM
No
5/13/2013 12:17 AM
no
5/13/2013 11:52 AM
no
5/13/2013 11:02 AM
It’s making it a good/above average school district, I think the board has improvements to be made to be considered
an outstanding school district.
5/13/2013 10:57 AM
no
5/13/2013 10:24 AM
No
5/13/2013 10:23 AM
no
5/13/2013 10:19 AM
Not really, some of the decisions made on curriculum and technology should not be made by the board but by the
educators they hire. I think what makes WGSD an outstanding school district are the teachers, support staff, and
their building principals who work to do everything asked of them, meets needs of students and parents and still
jump through all the hoops the board sets out.
5/13/201310:17 AM
No.
5/13/2013 9:50 AM
no
5/13/2013 9:47 AM

No. How can they attract new teachers with such a low pay scale, and no room to grow?
5/13/2013 9:44 AM
neutral
5/13/2013 9:38 AM
I’m not informed enough.
5/13/2013 9:38 AM
No
5/13/20139:31 AM
no
5/13/2013 9:29 AM
No. There needs to be more concerns about how teachers are treated and making sure they are happy. A district
with unhappy teachers in not a good district.
5/13/2013 9:27 AM
no
5/13/2013 9:24 AM
No
5/13/2013 9:18 AM
No-hopefully the new member who has an educational background will be able to bring some much needed
guidance to the others.
5/10/2013 1:16 PM
1
5/10/2013 7:09 AM
not exactly. I don’t feel they have a good educational foundation when making decisions
5/10/2013 7:02 AM
No.
5/9/2013 10:20PM
It is destroying teacher morale, and make people nuts. I have never seen so many people this burnt out. This is a
profession that needs positive, high energy at all times.
5/9/2013 9:00 PM
No, but the teachers efforts are. This will not continue though if they keep slapping us, metaphorically, in the face.
5/9/2013 4:00 PM
No
5/9/2013 3:46 PM
NO
5/9/2013 2:54 PM
No
5/9/2013 2:46 PM
No
5/9/2013 12:52 AM
no.
5/9/2013 12:45 AM
1
5/9/2013 11:35 AM
no
5/9/2013 10:44 AM
some of them
5/9/2013 9:10 AM
No
5/9/2013 8:34 AM
exactly the opposite
5/9/20138:19 AM
I believe teachers need a greater voice. They need to be heard. We are the direct connection to the students.
5/9/2013 7:49 AM
no
5/9/2013 7:39 AM
not necessarily
5/9/2013 7:38 AM
no they are destroying the district
5/9/2013 7:18 AM
Some-it’s a mixed bag.
5/9/2013 6:59 AM

no
5/8/201310:53 PM
No
5/8/2013 10:OOPM
No
5/8/2013 9:13PM
no
5/8/2013 8:44 PM
Undecided. Current school board has only held one meeting.
5/8/2013 8:27 PM
No
5/8/2013 8:14PM
No, we are very good heading for great, but recent decisions have put so much pressure on staff and students that
they are shutting down. We need to stop pushing and put fun and exploration back into education
5/8/2013 7:15PM
No ~ the teachers are making WGSD outstanding.
5/8/20135:31 PM
No
5/8/2013 5:12PM

Paper Copy Results
1. No
2. No – Stressed out teachers and constant worry if your job is in jeopardy.
3. No – Merit pay is not working for one thing. While there are some teachers who should receive Merit Pay, there are other Teachers who receive it and shouldn’t. Depending who you are in the school, makes a big difference in Merit Pay handed out. What one teacher would receive in one school would not be what hey receive in another because of higher expectations. With all that goes on in our District, it’s being called the District of Discrimination.
4. No
5. No
6. Yes
7. No – timeless hours by teachers and caring support staff make WGSD strong.
8. No – deciding teachers bay by tests scores is not right…to many factors involved in a student’s mind…parents are to be more held accountable and the teacher is being held accountable for outside sources that are out of teacher’s control.
9. no

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