Policy BAA: School Committees Self-Evaluation

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

Each spring, the School Committee will establish realistic annualobjectives related to committee procedures and relationships. Thefollowing spring, the committee will measure its performance against thestated objectives.

The School Committee will decide in which areas of School Committeeoperation and relationships the School Committee will set objectives andappraise progress. The following list includes several general areasto consider:

  • Communication with the public
  • School Committee - Superintendent relationships
  • School Committee member development and performance
  • Policy development
  • Educational leadership
  • Fiscal management
  • School Committee meetings
  • Performance of subcommittees of the School Committee
  • Interagency and governmental relationships
  • When the committee has completed its self-evaluation, the memberswill discuss the results in detail and formulate a new series ofobjectives. At the same time, the committee will set an approximate dateon 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