Recent findings in an audit of Dayton Independent Schools led State Auditor Adam Edelen and Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday to call for more transparency in the contracts and evaluations of Kentucky school superintendents.
In 2011, The Bluegrass Institute sent a records requests to Dayton Independent Schools to obtain the criteria for which the superintendent was evaluated by and a copy of the actual evaluations. The criteria was sent but the district claimed that there was no documentation of the evaluation because they were conducted orally.
You can view the records request history of the district here.
I think Commissioner Holliday and Auditor Edelen are on the right track be requiring districts to submit contracts and copies of evaluations to be posted on the Kentucky Department of Education website. Transparency can lead to accountability.