Annually, the Lake County School District No. 7 school board is expected to evaluate the continued performance of Supt. Sean Gallagher in the fulfillment of his goals and the direction in which he is leading the district.
During their regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 14, the board approved the tools by which they would evaluate Gallagher, using the same as in previous years. It is a state submitted, Oregon School Board Association devised, research based template that looks over the general job description of his position and gives them the effective rubric to appraise it.
After conferring with the superintendent in executive session before the Monday, Feb. 11 board meeting, they will allow him to present personal progress on goals and other matters in which he feels he has sufficiently demonstrated his position. They will then evaluate Gallagher both with and without him present, then preparing a formal review to be placed in his personnel file. They have the option of notifying the public of their views regarding his performance. The school board will form one voice by which they preside over the evaluation.
As they looked over the tools to consider in the meeting, the board members approached the evaluation confidentially. “I think it’s worked well in the past,” board member Pete Schreder said of the rubric. “It’s fairly thorough.”