|Morgan County Schools|
|Bylaws & Policies|
1240 - EVALUATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
The Board of Education believes it is essential that it evaluate the Superintendentís performance annually in order to assist both the Board and the Superintendent in the proper discharge of their responsibilities and to enable the Board to provide the County with the best possible leadership.
The Board shall evaluate the performance of its Superintendent in accordance with a process and criteria authorized by State Board of Education Policy 5309 and local policy. The County Board shall not evaluate its Superintendent under a process that has not been approved by the State Board. Once the evaluation policy and evaluation forms are approved by the State Board, the local board cannot amend its policy without approval by the State Board.
The Board and Superintendent shall establish written goals and objectives before September 15th of each year to be used in the evaluation of the Superintendent.
If the Board and the Superintendent are unable to agree on the goals and objectives to be used in the evaluation of the Superintendent, the parties will engage the West Virginia Schools Boards Association and/or the West Virginia Association of School Administrators to facilitate agreement.
The Board is not required to evaluate an interim superintendent serving pursuant to W. Va. Code ß18-4-1.
During any period that the State Board intervenes in the operation of a school system pursuant to W. Va. Code ß18-2E-5, the Board shall not evaluate the Superintendentís performance unless directed by the State Superintendent to do so.
The Board shall annually by June 30th (or by March 1st for a contract set to expire by June 30th of the current school term) evaluate the performance of the Superintendent. Such evaluation shall include an assessment of the:
|A.||degree to which the Superintendent has accomplished written goals and/or objectives, the time lines of which may vary, and satisfied other Board/Superintendent-determine measures of effectiveness;|
|B.||Superintendentís success in improving student achievement generally across the county;|
|C.||Superintendentís success in improving student achievement specifically through the management and administration of low-performing schools;|
The evaluation may also cover the Superintendentís performance in:
|D.||curriculum standards and programs,|
|E.||overall leadership of the School District as indicated primarily by improvement in student achievement, testing and assessment;|
The Board should consider, during its evaluation, its own effectiveness in providing direction to the Superintendent.
Such assessments will be based on defined quality expectation developed by the Board for each criteria being assessed.
The Board and the Superintendent, jointly shall, determine the method by which the evaluation shall be conducted.
Such method may include evaluation interviews between the Board and Superintendent during which no other business is discussed.
As an outcome of the evaluation of the Superintendentís performance, the Board should be prepared to judge the advisability of retention of the Superintendent and be prepared to:
|A.||identify strengths and weaknesses in the operation of the County and determine means by which weaknesses can be reduced and strengths are maintained;|
|B.||establish specific objectives, the achievement of which will advance the County toward its goals;|
|C.||improve its own performance as the public body ultimately charged with the educational responsibility of this County.|
WV Code ßß18-4-6, 18-4-1, 18-2E-5, 18-4-10(1) and (9)
WV State Board of Education Policy 5309