2123 – Administration – Administrative Staff Organization – Evaluation of the Superintendent

Policy – x
Regulation –
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Adopted – 10/7/1999
Revised –
The Governing Board believes that an annual evaluation of the Superintendent’s performance serves to measure the District’s progress toward established goals and objectives and strengthens working relationships between the Superin-tendent and the Board. Evaluations should provide commendations in areas of strength and recommendations for improving effectiveness, thus clarifying the Superintendent’s role and giving the Board and Superintendent an opportunity to jointly identify priorities among the Superintendent’s many responsibilities. Evaluations also should help the Board to set reasonable criteria for salary increases and/or contract extension.

Performance Objectives

At the second board meeting in January of each year, the Board and Superin-tendent shall annually agree upon a limited number of objectives which shall be used to evaluate the Superintendent’s performance. These objectives shall reflect established goals and needs of the District with regard to the educational program, personnel, operations, management, community relations, Board-Superintendent relations, and professional leadership. For each objective, the Board and Superin-tendent shall identify in writing the activities to be performed, expected results and timelines, and resources or constraints which may affect achievement.

Evaluation Process

By the second board meeting in November of each year, each Board member shall independently rate the Superintendent’s performance in each performance objective. The Board shall meet in closed session to discuss these evaluations.

The Board shall examine all Board members’ ratings and reach a consensus upon the evaluation of each performance objective. The Board president or designee shall then develop a single evaluation representing the Board’s collective judg-ment and provide a copy to the Superintendent.

At the first board meeting in January of each year, the Board shall meet in closed session with the Superintendent to discuss the evaluation. The Superintendent and Board members shall agree upon and sign an evaluation summary.

Additional evaluations may be arranged at any time during the year at the request of either the Board or the Superintendent.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE
44660-44665 Evaluation and assessment of performance
GOVERNMENT CODE
54957 Closed session for personnel matters
CSBA Date – 10/94

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