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Antelope Valley Union HSD |  BP  2140  Administration

Evaluation Of The Superintendent   

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The Board of Trustees will conduct a formal evaluation of the Superintendent's performance in order to assess his/her effectiveness in leading the district toward established goals and objectives. The Superintendent's annual evaluation will occur in November. The Board may also conduct an informal evaluation and discussion of the Superintendent's performance on a semiannual basis.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 2121 - Superintendent's Contract)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

Evaluation criteria shall be based on district goals and objectives and agreed upon prior to the evaluation by the Board and Superintendent. The evaluation shall provide commendations in areas of strength, and provide recommendations for improving effectiveness.

(cf. 2110 - Superintendent Responsibilities and Duties)

The Board and Superintendent may annually consider what evaluation method(s) will best serve the district and agree on the specific written instrument to be used.

Prior to the evaluation, the Superintendent shall prepare and distribute to the Board a progress report toward district goals, the Superintendent's self-appraisal of accomplishments and performance, and a review of action taken to address any Board recommendations from the previous evaluation.

Each Board member shall independently evaluate the Superintendent's performance. The Board shall examine all Board members' evaluations and reach a consensus on the evaluation. The Board president or designee shall then develop a single evaluation representing the Board's collective judgment and provide a copy to the Superintendent.

The Board shall meet in closed session with the Superintendent to discuss the evaluation. (Government Code 54957)

(cf. 9321 - Closed Session Purposes and Agendas)

The Superintendent shall have an opportunity to ask questions, respond verbally and in writing to the evaluation, and present additional evidence of his/her performance or district progress.

The Superintendent and Board president shall sign the evaluation as evidence that the evaluation has been discussed, and shall place the evaluation in the Superintendent's personnel file.

After each evaluation has been completed, the Board shall meet in open session to give the Board and Superintendent an opportunity to jointly identify priorities for the next year.

(cf. 2111 - Superintendent Governance Standards)

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

(cf. 9005 - Governance Standards)

(cf. 9400 - Board Self-Evaluation)

Legal Reference:


54957 Closed session, personnel matters

Management Resources:


Maximizing School Board Leadership: Human Resources, 1996





adopted: March 17, 2004 Lancaster, California