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Plainville Board Of Education Gives Superintendent High Marks

The Plainville Board of Education met in March 2012 to begin the evaluation process of the Superintendent of Schools, Jeffrey Kitching. This process included reviewing the superintendent's self-evaluation, discussing his performance and establishing goals for the next school year 2012-2013. The Board used a performance evaluation tool focusing on three general areas: Leadership and Responsibility Standards, Board/District Goals, and Professional Objectives. Following are some highlights:

• Laser like focus on students, teaching and learning
• Clearly established processes and procedures for the Board and Administration to communicate information internally and externally
• Established framework to maintain and grow relationships with Board, town officials, parents and community
• Open door policy to Board and community while attending school, extra-curricular and other town events
• Became knowledgeable in school programs, supports professional development to promote high quality teaching and improved learning
• Formed a Superintendent's Parent Advisory Group to improve parental involvement
• Maintained the current level of opportunities through the budget process
• Focused on maintaining the physical condition of all schools and grounds
• Modified current financial reporting processes to improve understanding

The Board then established the following goals for the school year 2012-2013 that we believe will keep the district moving in a positive direction:

• Develop and implement a 5-year Strategic Plan
• Continue to monitor and engage in advocacy regarding state and federal education policies and education reform
• Continue to focus on excellence for students, teaching and learning
• Continue to focus on the maintenance and upkeep of all school buildings

During his first year in the Plainville school district the Board has been very happy with Mr. Kitching's focus on students, teaching and learning. Mr. Kitching has proven his ability to lead our schools during difficult and challenging times. We are pleased to extend Mr. Kitching's contract through June 30, 2015.

Plainville Board of Education:

Andrea Saunders, Chair
Lisa Buckley, Vice-Chair
Robert Anderson
Mike Guiliano
Deb Hardy
Charlotte Koskoff
Cheryl Provost
Becky Tyrrell
Barbara Willard

-Posted on June 18, 2012 at 09:51 AM

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