205P - Evaluation of the Superintendent of Schools

Each year, the superintendent provides the School Board with a work plan designed to implement the goals set for the division by the Board.  The Board evaluates the superintendent's performance annually.  The Board develops the instrument to evaluate the superintendent after consulting the uniform performance standards and criteria developed by the Board of Education and the superintendent. The superintendent’s evaluations include student academic progress as a significant component and an overall summative rating as well as identification of areas of individual strengths and weaknesses and recommendations for appropriate professional activities. Informal evaluations may also take place as the Board deems appropriate, provided that specific criteria for such appraisals is communicated to the superintendent.   

Each Board member is involved in assessing the superintendent’s job performance on a continuing basis and by completing the annual evaluation instrument.  Upon conclusion of the annual performance appraisal, a written evaluation report is submitted to and discussed with the superintendent.  The superintendent shall sign the evaluation report to acknowledge that it has been received.  Signature does not necessarily imply agreement with the evaluation, and the superintendent shall be provided the opportunity to provide both oral and written response to the board's evaluation within ten (10) working days of receipt of the evaluation.

The evaluation and any written comments by the superintendent shall become part of the superintendent's permanent file.

Legal Reference:

Code of Virginia 1950, as amended, §§ 22.1-60.1, 22.1-253.13:5.

Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Superintendents (Virginia Board of Education, as revised on July 23, 2015)  

Adopted: February 6, 1990
Amended: August 16, 2011
Amended: September 3, 2013
Amended: April 17, 2018