To establish the Board of Trustees’ (the Board) expectations for an annual performance evaluation of the Superintendent of Schools (Superintendent) that is transparent, comprehensive, based on pre-identified key performance areas and linked to the Strategic Plan.
The Board is responsible for selecting a Superintendent to be the Chief Executive Officer of the Board and the Chief Education Officer of the Division in accordance with the Education Act. The Superintendent is responsible, and held accountable to the Board on behalf of students and the public, for the total operation of the school system in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Education Act, Alberta Education regulations, Board policies, and our Vision, Mission, Values and Priorities.
To reflect the Board mandated responsibility and expectation for providing a welcoming, inclusive, safe and healthy learning and working environment throughout the Division.
Definitions for the following terms and for terminology for all other policies related to Board Policy AE.BP Welcoming, Inclusive, Safe and Healthy Learning and Working Environments are found in a glossary of terms (linked in References).
The Board believes that an annual performance evaluation of the Superintendent is a vital process for creating and maintaining a healthy and continuously improving school Division. In addition, the Board believes that opportunities for regular ongoing dialogue and feedback between the Superintendent and Trustees helps to model and foster a collaborative working environment critical to a high functioning Division.
The Board is committed to an annual performance evaluation process that measures:
For each annual evaluation cycle, organizational outcomes and key performance indicators will be pre-identified and clearly communicated to ensure that the Superintendent and the Board understand what is expected and what will be evaluated. Both quantitative and qualitative information will be used to inform the Board’s evaluation of the Superintendent’s performance.
The evaluation process and supporting information sources will serve to:
A summary of the Superintendent’s evaluation will be brought to a public Board meeting.