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Las Lomitas ESD |  BP  2140  Administration

Evaluation Of The Superintendent   

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The Governing Board recognizes its responsibilities to establish an evaluation system that enables a fair assessment of the Superintendent's effectiveness in leading the district toward established goals, serves to support his/her continued growth in leadership and management skills and provides a basis for the Board decisions regarding contract extension and compensation. The Board shall annually conduct a formal evaluation of the Superintendent's performance and may provide additional opportunities throughout the year to review the Superintendent's progress toward meeting established goals.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the Superintendent)

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

(cf. 2121 - Superintendent's Contract)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

(cf. 9005 - Governance Standards)

The Board shall determine, with the Superintendent's input, the criteria, schedule, method(s) and instrument(s) to be used for the Superintendent's evaluation. Evaluation criteria shall include, but are not limited to, district goals and success indicators; educational, management, and community leadership skills; and the Superintendent's professional relationship with the Board.

(cf. 2110 - Superintendent Responsibilities and Duties)

(cf. 2111 - Superintendent Governance Standards)

Prior to the evaluation, the Superintendent shall provide to the Board for its review a report of progress toward district goals, the Superintendent's self-appraisal of accomplishments and performance, and a statement of actions taken to address any Board recommendation from the previous evaluation.

The evaluation shall provide commendations in areas of strength and achievement, and recommendations for improving effectiveness in areas of need, concern and unsatisfactory performance.

The Board shall meet in closed session with the Superintendent to discuss the evaluation. (Government Code 54957)

(cf. 9321 - Closed Session Purposes and Agendas)

(cf. 9321.1 - Closed Session Actions and Reports)

At the meeting, the Superintendent shall have an opportunity to ask questions, respond verbally and in writing to the evaluation, and present additional evidence of his/her performance or district progress.

The discussion shall include the establishment of performance goals for the next year and may identify professional development opportunities for the Superintendent and/or the entire governance team to address areas of concern, strengthen the relationship between the Superintendent and the Board, or enhance the Superintendent's knowledge of current educational issues and leadership and management skills.

(cf. 9240 - Board Training)

(cf. 9400 - Board Self-Evaluation)

Legal Reference:


6254.8 Public Records Act, employment contracts

54957 Closed session, personnel matters


Versaci v. Superior Court, 2005, 127 Cal.App. 4th 805

Duval v. Board of Trustees, (2001) 93 Cal.App.4th 902

Management Resources:



Association of California School Administrators:


adopted: June 12, 2013 Menlo Park, California

revised: December 13, 2017