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Evaluation Of The Superintendent   

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The Governing Board shall annually conduct a formal evaluation of the Superintendent's performance in order to assess his/her effectiveness in leading the district toward established goals. The Board and Superintendent shall 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 success indicators agreed upon by the Board and Superintendent prior to the evaluation. 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)

(cde California Standards for Professional Educational Leaders)

The Board and Superintendent shall 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 be responsible for preparing and distributing to the Board for its review a report of progress 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. The Board shall also review the Superintendent's current contract and any relevant Board policies.

Each Board member shall independently evaluate the Superintendent's performance. The Board shall determine who will summarize and combine the individual evaluations to create a consensus document and how that consensus document will be formatted. The evaluation shall be a composite of individual Board members' opinions, but there shall be only one final evaluation representing the Board's collective judgment. This final evaluation shall be provided to the Superintendent for his/her response.

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.

After the Board and Superintendent have discussed the evaluation, the Board president and Superintendent shall sign the evaluation and it shall be placed in the Superintendent's personnel file.

(cf. 4112.6/4212.6/4312.6 - Personnel Files)

At the open session after the Superintendent's evaluation or at a subsequent meeting, the Board and Superintendent shall jointly identify district priorities for the next year.

(cf. 2111 - Superintendent Governance Standards)

(cf. 9005 - Governance Standards)

(cf. 9400 - Board Self-Evaluation)

Legal Reference:


53262 Employment contracts, superintendent

54957 Closed session, personnel matters


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

Management Resources:


Maximizing School Board Governance: Superintendent Evaluation, 2006


Association of California School Administrators:

CSBA, Single District Governance Services:


adopted: March 28, 2017 Costa Mesa, California