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School Boards and Superintendents

May 15, 2002 1 min read
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Although school board members said they spend more time than in the past on student achievement, when it comes to evaluating superintendents, their first priority is a smooth relationship with their districts’ top official.

What board members focus on in assessing superintendent performance
Very
important
Somewhat
important
Occasionally
important
Not
important
Observations
Relationship with school board 86.4% 12.1 1.0 0.3 784
Morale of system teachers and administrators 80.5 16.6 1.5 1.0 781
Safety of district students 79.6 16.7 2.4 1.0 785
System and facility management 67.9 27.3 4.2 0.3 783
District performance on standardized measures 65.7 29.3 3.3 1.4 781

SOURCE: National School Boards Association

A version of this article appeared in the May 15, 2002 edition of Education Week as School Boards and Superintendents

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