The superintendent shall conduct an ongoing process of evaluating the administrators on their skills, abilities, and competence. At a minimum, the administrators will be evaluated annually. The goal of the formal evaluation process is to ensure that the educational program for the students is carried out, promote growth in effective administrative leadership for the school district, clarify the administrator's role as defined by the board and the superintendent, determine areas in need of improvement, clarify the immediate priorities of the responsibilities listed in the job description, and develop a working relationship between the superintendent and the administrator.
The superintendent is responsible for designing an administrator evaluation instrument. The formal evaluation shall include written criteria related to the job description. The superintendent, after receiving input from the administrators, shall present the formal evaluation instrument to the board for approval.
The formal evaluation shall also include an opportunity for the administrator and the superintendent to discuss the written criteria, the past year's performance and the future areas of growth. The evaluation shall be completed by the superintendent, signed by the administrator and filed in the administrator's personnel file.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to conduct a formal evaluation of all probationary administrators once each semester with an observation for the equivalent of one instructional period and of all non-probationary administrators once each year with an observation for the equivalent of one instructional period. Evaluations shall be completed prior to April 15.
This policy supports and does not preclude the ongoing informal evaluation of the administrator's skills, abilities and competence. (Amended on October 10th, 2011)