256: School Board & Superintendent Performance Evaluation and Planning

Policy reflects Minnesota statute and aligns with other District 270 policies.

I. ROLE OF PLANNING AND EVALUATION

The Board and superintendent believe that optimum effectiveness of the School Board and superintendent as a leadership team can be greatly enhanced and facilitated by a systematic planning and evaluation process, which should include the following:

A. Setting of goals and specific objectives;

B. Identification and implementation of action plans;

C. Review of degree of attainment of stated goals and objectives;

D. Identification of specific needs and problem areas to be addressed;

E. Maintenance and reinforcement of goals and responsibilities satisfactorily performed.

II. PLANNING-EVALUATION CONTEXT

The Board and superintendent share many responsibilities for district leadership; thus, an assessment and planning process should be set in a context that permits and encourages examination of the degree of effectiveness as a Board/superintendent team in addition to those functions that are primarily the responsibility of either the superintendent or Board.

III. SOURCE OF REVIEW COMPONENTS

Superintendent and Board job descriptions and responsibilities delineated in Board Policy 202 are essential components in the planning and evaluation process. Thus, it is important that these functions be reviewed periodically and that changes in the policies also be reflected in the review procedure. Specific short-term planning goals established for each school year will be included in the evaluation.

IV. FRAMEWORK FOR REVIEW

Assessment inventories to address important roles and responsibilities of the Board and superintendent will be developed and continually updated. Goals for the current year will be included in this instrument. Such formalization of content will provide a means of assuring a complete and comprehensive review. The intent is to use the documents as framework for analysis and discussion; summary quantitative judgments are neither intended nor desired.

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Adopted: October 3, 1985
Revised: March 7, 1996, November 6, 2008
Reviewed: April 24, 2014, March 6, 2018