|Published: 9:19 AM, 06/19/2013
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-The performance of Monroe
County Director of Schools Mike Lowry has been the topic of much
discussion recently and now the School Board has given its rating of
how Lowry is doing.
In accordance with state law, the
Monroe County Board of Education is required to develop and implement
an evaluation plan to be used annually for the director of schools.
The county's evaluation tool addresses six categories: board
relationship, community relationships, staff and personnel
relationships, facilities and finance, vision and student
achievement. The evaluation is based on a five-point number scale
with one being significantly below expectations and five being
significantly above expectations.
Each school board member is supposed to
fill out and return the evaluation instrument. This year, only eight
of the nine school board members returned the evaluation.
In a board workshop, the board members' responses were combined to create an average score for each of the
six evaluation categories. The following are Lowry's averages from
Board relationship- 3.5
Community relationships- 4.0
Staff and personnel relationships- 3.5
Facilities and finance- 4.3
Student achievement- 3.5
Lowry's overall average score was 3.7,
which meets both state and local expectations.
"There were some areas he did really
well in and there were areas where we felt he could use some
improvement," said Chairman Bob Lovingood.
See full story in the Wednesday, June 19, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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