Code No. 303.6
The Superintendent will conduct an ongoing process of evaluating the administrators on their skills, abilities, and competence. At a minimum, the Superintendent will evaluate the administrators annually. The goal of the formal evaluation process is to ensure that the educational program for the students is carried out, ensure student learning goals of the District are met, promote growth in effective administrative leadership for the District, clarify the administrator’s role as defined by the Board and the Superintendent, ascertain 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 will include written criteria related to the job description and/or the Iowa Standards for School Leaders. The Superintendent, after receiving input from the administrators, shall present the formal evaluation instrument to the Board for approval.
The formal evaluation will 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.
The principal will be an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by:
- Facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
- Advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional development.
- Ensuring management of the organization, operations and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
- Collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs and mobilizing community resources.
- Acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
- Understanding the profile of the community, and responding to and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context.
It is the responsibility of the Superintendent to conduct a formal evaluation of the probationary administrators and nonprobationary administrators prior to May 15, unless mutually agreed upon by superintendent and administrator.
This policy supports and does not preclude the ongoing informal evaluation of the administrator’s skills, abilities and competence.
Approved: September 15, 1997
Revised: June 28, 2016
Reviewed: March 30, 2017