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Evaluation Of The Superintendent   

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The Board of Trustees may annually 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 and Board may establish an appropriate schedule for the annual evaluation process.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 2121 - Superintendent's Contract)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

(cf. 9005 - Governance Standards)

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, provide recommendations for improving effectiveness, and serve as a basis for making decisions about salary increases and/or contract extension.

(cf. 2110 - Superintendent Responsibilities and Duties)

(cf. 2111 - Superintendent Governance Standards)

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)

(cf. 9321.1 - Closed Session Actions and Reports)

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:

GOVERNMENT CODE

53262 Employment contracts, superintendent

54957 Closed session, personnel matters

COURT DECISIONS

Duval v. Board of Trustees, (2001) 93 Cal.App.4th 902

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Maximizing School Board Governance: Superintendent Evaluation, 2006

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

Association of California School Administrators: http://www.acsa.org

Policy LAWNDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: August 9, 2011 Lawndale, California