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Principals/Assistant Principals: Growth, Supervision and Evaluation

Background

The Division believes the growth, supervision and evaluation of principals/assistant principals are key components in their effective professional practice. 

Procedures

  1. Administrator Professional Growth Plans must be submitted as follows:
    1. All principals are responsible for submitting an Administrator Professional  Growth Plan to the Superintendent/designate on an annual basis.
    2. All assistant principals are responsible for submitting an Administrator Professional Growth Plan to their principal on an annual basis.
  2. The performance of principals shall be evaluated by the Superintendent/designate according to the following schedule:
    1. During the Principal’s first year as Principal in a Division school, probationary year;
    2. When the Principal is in an acting position for not less than six consecutive months;
    3. Every third year thereafter for principals who are new to the Division or current school;
    4. Every fifth year thereafter for experienced principals in their current position; or
    5. When the Principal is being recommended for permanent certification.
  3. The performance of assistant principals shall be evaluated by the Principal according to the following schedule:
    1.  During the Assistant Principal’s first year as Assistant Principal in a Division school, probationary year;
    2. When the Assistant Principal is in an acting position for not less than six consecutive months;
    3. Every third year thereafter for assistant principals who are new to the Division or current school;
    4. Every fifth year thereafter for experienced assistant principals in their current position; or
    5. When the Assistant Principal is being recommended for permanent certification.
  4. Administrative evaluations may be done when requested by:
    1. A principal may be evaluated at the request of the Principal or Superintendent.
    2. An assistant principal may be evaluated at the request of the Assistant Principal, Principal or Superintendent.
  5. Appeals of administrative evaluations may be submitted as follows:
    1. A Principal may appeal an evaluation by submitting a request to the Superintendent to review the procedure and/or content of the evaluation.
    2. An Assistant Principal may appeal an evaluation by submitting a request to the Superintendent to review the procedure and/or content of the evaluation.
  6. The Superintendent shall determine if a review is warranted.
  7. The result of the review is not appealable. 

References:

Sections 20, 60, 61, 113 School Act

Board Policy 12 Role of the Superintendent

 

Revised November 2009