Curtis S. Gaus
Available reports...
  • Q1 4/10/2024
  • Q1 4/10/2024
  • Q2 6/10/2024
  • P1 6/21/2024
  • P2 7/5/2024
  • P3 7/19/2024

Contact Information

85228 Johnson Lane
Yulee, FL - 32097
Candidate's Statement

Citizens of Nassau County,

My name is Curtis Gaus, and I am asking for your support for my candidacy for Superintendent
of the Nassau County School District. As a Navy veteran, educator of 26 years, and the current
District 3 Nassau County School Board Member, I understand the importance of having a
fiscally responsible leader within the K-12 system to safeguard the interest of all of the district's stakeholders. Nassau County deserves a superintendent that will challenge and serve our students while developing and supporting our teachers, staff, and leaders. Taxpayers value a quality education system, but want a leader who will be fiscally responsible, transparent, and willing to work with all stakeholders. Teachers and staff, who are also taxpayers, deserve a district leader who values their family time, professionalism, and dedication while allocating resources wisely to protect their long-term financial health.

As your next Superintendent, I pledge to prioritize:

Budget/Financial Transparency and Accountability to the Taxpayers
○ Hold regular budget transparency meetings for community understanding.
○ Provide diligent resource allocation; by maximizing opportunities within budgetary constraints.
○ Develop a long-term budget plan to make the current salary scales permanent.

Increased Student Success and Safety
○ Focus on holistic student success beyond state test scores.
○ Ensure students are well-prepared for various career paths.
○ Implement a district-wide bullying prevention program for a safe school environment.
○ Proactively monitor, assess, and investigate with fidelity all reported potential safety threats.

Improved Communication, Collaboration and Partnerships
○ Foster open communication and collaboration with community organizations.
○ Inclusion of instructional staff in decision-making processes.
○ Leverage local partnerships for advanced career and technical programs.

Professional Development and Training:
○ Provide ongoing professional development for teachers to include emerging technologies to help reduce time spent on paperwork.
○ Implement a leadership development program for directors and administrators on improving staff morale and employer/employee relations.

My platform reflects the diversity of my career experience that includes all of the following:
Middle and High School Science Teacher, Assistant Principal (Fernandina Beach High School),
Principal of West Nassau High School and Bronson Middle/High School, and Nassau County
Coordinator in charge of Adult Education, Career and Technical Programs, and Dropout
Prevention. Preparing students for college and careers was a cornerstone of my school-based and district leadership. Currently, I am serving a four-year term as a Nassau County School
Board Member for District 3.

I believe my experience, vision, and leadership skills make me the best candidate to address the
current challenges facing the school district and provide a vision to prepare our students to
compete in an ever-changing world. I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of
education in shaping the lives of our students, and I have been deeply committed to fostering an
environment where every student can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

In the last two years, I returned to the classroom in Charlton County, GA, a position that allowed
me to serve on our school board. This experience has given me valuable insights into the
challenges teachers face daily. I am deeply invested in the success and well-being of every
student in our district, and I am dedicated to leading with integrity, compassion, and vision.
Together, we can continue to build upon the strengths of our educational system and create an
environment where every student can thrive. Your financial support, whether big or small, will
make a tangible difference in building a stronger, more vibrant Nassau School District for
generations to come.

Thank you for considering a donation to support my vision. With your help, we can build a
district focused on creating a world-class education for our students. Donations can be made by
check to 85228 Johnson Lane, Yulee, FL 32097 or through Venmo @gaus4superintendent2024.

Note: The candidate's photograph and statement are supplied by the candidate and are not endorsed by the County Supervisor of Elections or checked for accuracy.
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