ASK AASB: Where should the superintendent’s evaluation go on the board agenda?

The Board is not required to “adopt” the superintendent’s evaluation once it has been completed. We recommend that the Board chair make a simple statement that the evaluation has been completed. If the Board is going to modify or extend the superintendent’s contract, this statement could go just before a motion to take action on the contract.  It might read something like this:

“I would like to thank the Board and superintendent for a productive evaluation process. The Board looks forward to continuing to work with the superintendent on moving the district forward to fully implement our strategic plan and Board priorities, and most importantly working to improve student success in our public schools.”

Next, if the board is going to extend the contract, the motion might read something like this:

“I move to approve an employment contract for superintendent (name) beginning July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023 starting at an annual salary of $xxx,xxx.”

This would go under action items. It could go under consent agenda if no one plans to speak to anything. It is appropriate to make it a simple statement and motion. The board needs to remember the evaluation is a confidential personnel item and so should not say much about it except in a general sense.

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