BOARD SELF-EVALUATION

 

The primary purpose for board self-evaluation is for the improvement of school board leadership.  In evaluating the board’s functions and roles, the board may focus attention to the following:

 

1.         Evaluation shall be conducted annually at a scheduled time and place;

 

2.         The evaluation should be a composite of the individual board members’ opinions;

 

3.         The evaluation should include a constructive discussion of strengths and                                          weaknesses; and

 

4.         The board should be free to comment on any area related to its function of                                      governing the district.

 

The board and superintendent will cooperatively develop an evaluation plan that annually evaluates the various aspects of the board’s functions, duties, and roles.  The evaluation will include the following items:

 

1.         The evaluation instrument shall define and describe the standards against which                  the board evaluates its performance.

 

2.         The evaluation shall include the establishment of objectives and strategies for                       improving board performance.

 

3.         The evaluation shall analyze progress toward existing board goals and examine                    the need to establish new or revised goals.

 

Legal Reference:                       Neb. Statute 79-526

 

Cross Reference:                      102      Educational Philosophy of the District

                                                104      Educational and Operational Planning

                                                201.01 Board Powers and Responsibilities

                                                702.02 Budget Planning, Preparation and Schedules

                                                902.01 Buildings and Sites Long Range Planning

                           1001      Principles and Objectives for Community Relations


Columbus Public Schools

 

Board Teamwork Self-Assessment

This assessment will be used to assist the board to better function as a team by generating discussion at your board self-evaluation meeting. Please answer each question as honestly as possible. Remember, you are trying to ascertain how well the board functions as a team. Keep that in mind as you respond to these questions.  You may attach comments on a separate sheet.

 

 

 

 

 

Always

Often

Rarely

Never

Not Sure

1

The board adopts a district vision and/or mission for district improvement.

 

 

 

 

 

2

The board adopts annual goals and priorities for district improvement.

 

 

 

 

 

3

Improving student learning is the primary focus in our decision-making.

 

 

 

 

 

4

We use data and reports to assess progress and identify areas needing improvement.

 

 

 

 

 

5

We conduct business only at properly called meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

6

All members of the team maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive communications.

 

 

 

 

 

7

We share information equally with each member of the leadership team.

 

 

 

 

 

8

Team members are open and honest with each other.

 

 

 

 

 

9

Team members communicate with one another in a respectful manner.

 

 

 

 

 

10

The superintendent's position on controversial matters is clearly stated to the board.

 

 

 

 

 

11

Our board clearly states its position on controversial matters to the superintendent.

 

 

 

 

 

12

All members honor board decisions even when the vote is not unanimous.

 

 

 

 

 

13

The leadership team conducts comprehensive orientation activities to familiarize new board members with their role on the team.

 

 

 

 

 

14

Our board has effective meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

15

Board members are prepared for meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

16

The superintendent exhibits confidence and trust in each member of the board.

 

 

 

 

 

17

Each board member exhibits confidence and trust in the superintendent.

 

 

 

 

 

18

The board demonstrates support and respect for the superintendent's role as the chief executive officer of the district.

 

 

 

 

 

19

Our board evaluates the superintendent performance based on clearly defined performance goals and expectations.

 

 

 

 

 

20

Directions to the superintendent come from the board as a whole, not individual board members.

 

 

 

 

 

21

Our leadership team deals with conflicts openly and honestly.

 

 

 

 

 

22

We conduct district business in accordance with established ethical standards.

 

 

 

 

 

23

The team ensures parents, businesses, and the public are informed on educational activities and encouraged to participate when appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

24

The board uses the policy manual to define its vision and expectations of the school district.

 

 

 

 

 

25

Attend board-related professional development workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy                                                                           COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

adopted:      12-08-03                                                     Columbus, Nebraska