From time-to-time individuals and organizations external to our District have sought to conduct research in our district. These studies are not those conducted by the state or federal government, but research conducted as dissertations or to promote an individual or agency's program. For all unsolicited external research, the Department of Accountability and Quality Assurance has prepared Research Guidelines and a Research Application (linked on this page). These procedures promote valid and reliable research, protect instructional time, and protect against liability. Moreover, these procedures obligate researchers to maintain professionalism, abide by all district policies, preserve confidentiality, and define the study's scope. At the conclusion of the application review process, a letter of approval or rejection will be sent to the researcher. A researcher whose study has been approved will be able to present the district's letter of approval to interested parties within our District. Anyone wishing to conduct research in GCS should contact Dr. Christine Crumbacher at 355-3178.