From the evaluation:
These evaluation criteria focus on five areas:
Hire, Develop and Strengthen Leaders:
Teacher/Principal and Central Staff evaluations; Hire quality leadership to fill vacant positions; professional development
Raising expectations and improving academic performance and opportunities of all students:
narrow achievement gaps, growth for English Language Learners; implementation of Common
Core State Standards;
Building relationships with selected stakeholders to connect them to our schools:
Family engagement, Labor Partners and community based organizations.
Governance Team Priorities and Areas of Continuing Emphasis:
Develop a plan for BEX IV and EP&O levies; a framework and process for collective bargaining; bring professional growth and Evaluation system to scale; develop community outreach
for the strategic plan; develop the Equitable Access Framework; develop student support strategies; expand the transparency of district decision-making
Collaboration; Getting Results, Decision Quality and Problem Solving, Integrity, Accountability and
In his first year, Mr. Banda has performed well in leading the District. The superintendent’s performance has been evaluated by a supermajority of the Board as “Exceeds Expectations” in
four areas and “Meets Expectations” in the fifth area.
In applying these criteria, the Board acknowledges that it has high expectations, and a rating of “Meets Expectations” is seen as having met those expectations. A rating of“Exceeds Expectations” should be considered as performance significantly above what is required.
My biggest issues are these:
- Equitable Access Framework - I have no idea why this is so challenging as it affects nearly every other decision. As Charlie has pointed out, they moved forward with BEX IV without it. Now it appears they will move forward on boundaries without it. It affects program placement which will affect boundaries/capacity management.
And yet it is still on the "to do" list.
- I'm with the Board; I'd like to see some stronger outward leadership action by the Superintendent. From the halls of headquarters to the greater community, I think this important.