Duval County School Board Developing New Tool To Evaluate Superintendent

Jul 1, 2015

The new Superintendent Performance Assessment includes five core beliefs Vitti will be graded on, including student performance and effective communication.
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  Duval County School Board members are in the process of developing a new tool to evaluate Superintendent Nikolai Vitti.

Tuesday, the board reviewed a draft of the new Superintendent Performance Assessment. It includes five core beliefs Vitti will be graded on, including student performance and effective communication.

School board Chair Cheryl Grimes says Vitti will also be paired with a mentor as part of a professional-development plan. Board members discussed choosing someone who also was a superintendent for a large, urban school district.

“It’s going to be hopefully a relationship that’s built on trust,” Grimes said. “[Someone who] the superintendent has an opportunity to talk through some of the challenges that he has with someone who probably is very familiar with those challenges and then talk about the best ways to deal with them.”

The Duval County Superintendent is formally evaluated once a year.