Policy BAA: School Committees Self-Evaluation

Annually the Committees will evaluate their operational procedures and practices. Implied in the concept of evaluation is an assumption that individuals and Committees are capable of improvement. The School Committees believe that their performance will be improved if evaluation is carried out systematically in accordance with good planning, conscientious follow-through, and careful assessment of results.

Each spring, the School Committee will establish realistic annual objectives related to committee procedures and relationships. The following spring, the committee will measure its performance against the stated objectives.

The School Committee will decide in which areas of School Committee operation and relationships the School Committee will set objectives and appraise progress. The following list includes several general areas to consider:

  1. Communication with the public
  2. School Committee - Superintendent relationships
  3. School Committee member development and performance
  4. Policy development
  5. Educational leadership
  6. Fiscal management
  7. School Committee meetings
  8. Performance of subcommittees of the School Committee
  9. Interagency and governmental relationships

When the committee has completed its self-evaluation, the members will discuss the results in detail and formulate a new series of objectives. At the same time, the committee will set an approximate date on which the next evaluation will be conducted.

Region Voted to Approve: 11/25/08
Amherst Voted to Approve: 12/02/08
Pelham Voted to Approve: 12/04/08
Effective Date: 12/04/08
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