Lake Washington School District (LWSD) was accepted today into the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking K-12 school districts organized by Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization with the mission to accelerate innovation in education and improve the opportunity to learn for all through technology and research.
Evaluation of the Superintendent
The superintendent shall be evaluated on the basis of specific board/superintendent-developed performance objectives, and the job description for the position of superintendent,including evaluative criteria applicable to all administrators.
By May 1, the Board of Directors and superintendent shall have held an executive session for the purpose of discussing specific goals for the forthcoming school year. By June 1, the superintendent shall have submitted to the board a brief report describing the specific goals for the next School year. Upon concurrence with the board, the superintendent shall formally present these goals along with a rationale to the board at its next regular board meeting.
The superintendent shall make periodic reports to the board during the year. The board will feel free to respond to the progress reports and redirect the superintendent when necessary.
By May 1, the board will have completed a formal evaluation session with the superintendent. The superintendent shall provide written reports describing the degree to which the district goals have been achieved.
Written comments by the evaluator are encouraged to clarify when an evaluator feels that the superintendent's performance is "outstanding" or "needs to improve."
In their discussion the board shall arrive at a composite board evaluation of the superintendent. A written composite, signed by president and vice president of the board, shall be presented to the superintendent in the executive session. This written evaluation shall be supplemented by a discussion.