Community Coffee & Chat
Supt. Scruci will hosts ongoing, drop-in Community Coffees at Panera Bread
, 91 N. Hamilton Rd., within the new Clark Hall Commons. Upcoming dates are listed below. Various GJPS administrative staff, including the treasurer, also avail themselves for these community conversations.
- May 23, 2013 | 7:30-9 a.m.
The menu is available for participants wishing to purchase an item to enjoy during the chat. Panera’s General Manager Jackie Fondriest is generously providing the coffee
at no cost.
Look for similar afternoon or evening coffee and conversation opportunities coming soon!
Superintendent | District Goals
Supt. Francis R. Scruci (center, seated) with members
of the Gahanna Lincoln HS Class of 2013.
Sue Everhart - Administrative
Assistant to the Superintendent
Phone: (614) 471-7065 | Fax: 478-5568
— Gahanna Hearts and Global Minds —
Students as Learners
We will provide students with rigorous and relevant learning experiences, ensuring that all students are life-long learners equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the demands of college and career.
We will develop positive relationships in a safe and caring environment that promotes rigorous and meaningful learning opportunities.
Staff as Learners
We will engage all staff in meaningful professional learning to meet the diverse needs of our students.
We will promote and ensure student success through the effective use of taxpayers' investments.
We will engage in partnerships and service through consistent, transparent and effective communication practices.
Family and Community Relations
We will analyze and prepare for social, economic and political change that may impact the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools.
Revised: Sept. 28, 2012
The Role of a Superintendent
The superintendent, as the CEO, is charged with the day-to-day responsibility of the district. The superintendent is not a member of the board itself. He serves as a professional educational adviser to the board.
Members of the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education are elected by the community to
establish district priorities, policies and to evaluate the outcomes of District
operations. The board appoints a superintendent to ensure
academic achievement for every
Gahanna-Jefferson student - not only for today’s opportunities, but those on the horizon as well. On behalf of the board of education, the superintendent works to:
- Determine the educational needs and aspirations of
every Gahanna-Jefferson student, staff member and the entire community — and
how to best engage each;
- Identify educational and socioeconomic trends with an impact on District operations or goals; and,
- Provide overall leadership while developing sound practices to manage the
day-to-day operations of the district.
GJPS Superintendent/CEO Francis R. Scruci works collaboratively with GJPS Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer Julio Valladares, who recommends and
manages an annual budget based upon the parameters also set by the
board of education.