Tucson Unified School District Superintendent John Pedicone speaks about a survey the district is asking the community to take.

The Tucson Unified School District wants the public to weigh in on its priorities--with a new online survey.

“We really want to hear from the community,” said Cara Rene, a TUSD spokeswoman, when the survey first launched. “We’re redefining the district, and getting a road map for the future determining what the district should become.”

Community members have until May 11 to provide input. The survey is part of a project TUSD superintendent John Pedicone launched last fall, when 9,000 district employees answered a survey used to create the district’s 15 guiding principles.

The public survey asks parents, teachers and community members to choose the top five most important guiding principles for the district.

Pedicone tells Arizona Illustrated he’s taken a look at some of the surveys submitted so far, and what most people want is safe schools and transparency.