According to this article in SunThisweek, ISD 191′s Superintendent, Randy Clegg, received a mixed review in which he achieved a satisfactory rating in four of seven of the areas in which he was graded by the members of the school board.
From the article:
A statement, read by Board Member Sandy Sweep at Thursday’s board meeting, listed the standards but didn’t specify which Clegg did and didn’t meet.
The standards are for “shared vision,” “culture of learning,” “management,” “family and community,” “ethics,” “social context” and “goal attainment.”
School districts are permitted to hold closed door evals for superintendent job performance but are required to present a summary of the evaluation to the public at the next possible public meeting. However, the statute does not appear to require they provide any meaningful information when they do. What if Clegg received positive ratings on ‘Shared Vision’, ‘Culture of Learning’, ‘Family and Community’, and ‘Social Context’ and not ‘Management’, ‘Ethics’, and ‘Goal Attainment’? While someone could argue the first four are very important, most people would argue that for someone making in excess of $180,000 a year managing a school district, albeit questionably, should make the later three their priority.
A school district which spent several months at the beginning of 2012 trying to illegally hide the allegations put forward by the person they paid off to keep her mouth shut should really work harder to be more open with the community they were elected to serve. Release of information surrounding which of the 7 items the Superintendent met or did not meet would only help to avoid the public from making false assumptions about his performance.
Do you think the Burnsville/Eagan/Savage School District should be more open about the results of the Superintendent’s evaluation in an attempt at repairing the failures of the district to be more open about the business it conducts? Do you now wonder if the Superintendent was graded poorly on all the important functions of his postion and only given a pass on the ones that are more or less fluff?