The board will conduct an ongoing evaluation of the superintendent's skills, abilities, and competence.  At a minimum, the board will formally evaluate the superintendent twice in the first year and annually thereafter.  The goal of the superintendent's formal evaluation is to ensure the education program for the students is carried out, promote growth in effective administrative leadership, clarify the superintendent's role, clarify the immediate priorities of the board, and develop a working relationship between the board and the superintendent.


The formal evaluation will be based upon the following principles:


  1. The evaluation criteria shall be in writing, clearly stated and mutually agreed upon by the board and the superintendent.  The criteria will be related to the job description and the school district's goals;
  2. At a minimum, the evaluation process will be conducted annually at a time agreed upon;
  3. Each board member shall have an opportunity to individually evaluate the superintendent, and these individual evaluations will be compiled into an overall evaluation by the entire board;
  4. The board as a whole shall discuss its evaluation with the superintendent; and
  5. The board will complete the evaluation process by reaching consensus on goals or priorities for the superintendent for the next period of evaluation. 


The board president will develop a written summary of the individual evaluations, including both the strengths and the weaknesses of the superintendent, and place it in the superintendent's personnel file to be incorporated into the next cycle of evaluations.


This policy supports and does not preclude the ongoing, informal evaluation of the superintendent's skills, abilities and competence.


Legal Reference:         Neb. Statute 79-828


Cross Reference:         202.03 Board Self-Evaluation

204.06 Closed Sessions

302.01 Superintendent Qualifications, Recruitment, Appointment









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