File: CBI


    The School Committee shall evaluate the Superintendent of Schools each year of his/her contract prior to the Annual Town Election. According to state law, evaluation of the Superintendent is a public process, and must be performed in a properly posted, open session of the School Committee.

    Through the evaluation process, the School Committee will work to:

    1. Evaluate the job performance of the      Superintendent over the previous contract-year based on the clear goals      and expectations that were mutually adopted by the School Committee and      the Superintendent. Consistent with      the Massachusetts Department of Education’s model educator evaluation      language for administrators, and since adopted by the Sharon Public      Schools, the evaluation cycle may be either a one or two-year cycle. Therefore, while the Superintendent is      evaluated yearly, if she or he is on a two-year evaluation cycle, the      evaluation that occurs near the end of the first year in the cycle shall      be considered formative. The annual      evaluation that occurs at the end of a two-year cycle shall be considered      summative. In addition, the      variables established to support the Superintendent and School Committee      in determining the length of the evaluation cycle shall remain consistent      with those set forth in the Sharon Public Schools educator evaluation      language for administrators.
    1. Provide clear evaluative findings with specific      claims and evidence of performance to the Superintendent and provide      guidance for improvement, if warranted. The Committee may use whatever data      sources it deems appropriate, excluding anonymous surveys, provided the      data it intends to use in a mid or end cycle review or summative      evaluation have been reduced in writing and shared with the Superintendent      at least 14 calendar days before the meeting in a timely manner. No information relating to the      Superintendent’s performance, other than evidence provided by the      Superintendent or information previously brought to the attention of the      Superintendent by one or more School Committee members, will be used as      the basis for evaluative rankings and/or comments included in the final      evaluation of the Superintendent unless a majority of the SC agrees that      the source for such information is reliable, accurate, and related to one      or more of the standards and indicators in the agreed Superintendent      rubric.
    1. Develop consensus between the Committee and the      Superintendent about expectations of the Committee for the performance of      the Superintendent, and challenges to be faced by the district and      priorities to be addressed over the coming year.

    Revised:June 18, 2014