Each spring, the Mesa Unified School District's Research and Evaluation Department conducts a Quality Service Survey of all parents, all employees and a sample of students at each school.
On the latest survey, 96 percent of parents and 90 percent of students who responded gave their schools A+'s, A's and B's.
Employees were asked to assess the quality of Mesa Unified School District administrative and support services. On that survey, 85 percent of the respondents indicated "excellent" or "very good."
In all, 49,027 surveys were completed and returned this school year. As a result of the high marks for a job well done, eligible full- and part-time employees received up to $75 in additional pay May 16. The incentive compensation was funded by the state's Career Ladder program.
In a card to eligible employees, Mike Cowan, superintendent, and Mike Nichols, school board president, wrote, "We are proud of the efforts of Mesa employees and gratified by the response from those we serve. Thanks for all you do for the students, parents and staff members in our school district!"