Dr. David Zerbe, superintendent of Methacton Schools, has a favor to ask. The newly-appointed super wants to understand his community’s needs and desires before he makes plans to improve the school district.

Zerbe, who began his new role on Oct. 9, 2013, is currently amid a contract, which lasts until June 30, 2017. During that time, he hopes to make a positive impact on the Methacton community.

Zerbe is currently seeking the area’s residents’ input about the state of the Methacton School District.

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Those from the area may follow this link to a six-question survey.

“The information gathered will be used as part of Dr. Zerbe’s formulation of goals for the district,” said a recent release from the school district. “The survey will remain live until Feb. 14.”

Among the questions, Zerbe wants to know what residents feel are the top positives of the district, as it stands today, as well as any improvements survey-takers feel are needed.

Other questions ask what business partnerships the district should include, what “visions of the future” residents would like to see and to rank the priority of various district features.

The survey ends with a note of thanks, but also directs readers to the super’s “entry plan.” The four-phase plan outlines Zerbe’s plans for the district and welcomes input by sending him an email at dzerbe@methacton.org.

Dr. Zerbe previously served as an assistant superintendent in the Pocono Mountain School District in Swiftwater, Pa. since 2008. Prior to that, he served the Pocono Mountain School District as executive director of Technology.

Zerbe has also held other administrative positions at both the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit as Supervisor of Educational Services and Technology and at Schuylkill County Area Vocational Technical School (AVTS) as a building administrator, according to a district release.

"Dr. Zerbe has demonstrated that he has the knowledge, expertise, and character necessary to uphold the standard of excellence that the Methacton community has come to expect from our school district," said Methacton School Board President Joyce E. Petrauskas."The Board is excited to welcome him to Methacton and begin a new school year with great leadership in place."

To take the survey, click this link.