Recently, the Bluegrass Institute released a commentary on the performance evaluation process of superintendents in Kentucky. Knox County was one of four districts profiled in the commentary. Below is an image of part of the the actual evaluation…
I’m going to look past the fact that the “strengths” portion of this evaluation is incredibly vague and focus rather on the “weakness” listed: “Too Trusting”.
What does that even mean?
Here are some weaknesses in Knox County. At the point this evaluation was conducted, Knox County Schools failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress for 8 consecutive years and had dismal ACT benchmark scores (see chart).
Shouldn’t the superintendent, the highest paid and most knowledgeable education professional in a school district, be held accountable for this? 8 years without improvement is a long time – and a lot of students.
Read the full commentary here.