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Ontario-Montclair SD |  BP  2140  Administration

Evaluation Of The Superintendent   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes that, in order to effectively fulfill its responsibilities for setting direction, ensuring accountability, and providing community leadership for the district, it must adopt measures for holding the Superintendent accountable. At a minimum, the Board shall annually conduct a formal evaluation of the Superintendent's performance to assess his/her effectiveness in leading the district toward established goals. In addition, the evaluation process may include opportunities during the year for review of the Superintendent's progress toward meeting the goals. The evaluation shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Superintendent's contract and any applicable Board policy.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 2121 - Superintendent's Contract)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

(cf. 9005 - Governance Standards)

Evaluation criteria shall be agreed upon by the Board and Superintendent prior to the evaluation and shall include, but not be limited to, district goals and success indicators; educational, management, and community leadership skills; and the Superintendent's professional relationship with the Board.

(cf. 2110 - Superintendent Responsibilities and Duties)

(cf. 2111 - Superintendent Governance Standards)

The Board and Superintendent shall jointly determine the evaluation method(s) and schedule that will best serve the district and the structure and format of the instrument to be used.

Prior to the evaluation, the Superintendent shall provide to the Board for its review a report of progress toward district goals, the Superintendent's self-appraisal of accomplishments and performance, and a statement of actions taken to address any Board recommendation from the previous evaluation.

Each Board member shall independently evaluate the Superintendent's performance based upon the evaluation criteria, after which the Board shall produce a single document that integrates the individual evaluations and represents the consensus of the Board.

The evaluation shall provide commendations in areas of strength and achievement and recommendations for improving effectiveness in any areas of need, concern, or unsatisfactory performance.

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)

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. The evaluation, including personal performance goals, shall be confidential to the extent permitted by law.

(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 ONTARIO-MONTCLAIR SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: January 11, 2018 Ontario, California