Superintendent’s evaluation is ‘invalid’

Dec 27, 2019

To the Editor:

Regarding the evaluation of the Superintendent, the School Committee is in desperate need of training in the evaluation process. Evaluations are objective reviews, not subjective. Specific goals and objectives can be defined. Failures can be identified along with constructive recommendations for improvement. 

Subjective issues cannot be used to evaluate anyone, what you cannot define cannot be used to evaluate and does a desservice to the employee and the process.
Based in my extensive experience with evaluations, 25 years with an international company that took them very seriously and implementing the program in a 2500 member organization, this evaluation of the Superintendent is invalid and the School Committee Chairman should be embarrassed for himself, and his Committee.
After some training the School Committee should do a proper re-evaluation of the Superintendent.
Bernard Pigeon