ERIC Number: ED204846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Selecting and Evaluating of Staff in Small School Districts.
Hale, Jack C.
Because school program quality depends so much on staff quality, administrators in the Weld County (Colorado) School District play a large role in staff selection and evaluation. Applicants for certified staff positions are screened by the superintendent and interviewed by the district office before a final selection of five candidates is interviewed by the principals. The qualities sought in certified employees include adequate academic preparation, intelligence, teaching and other work experience, and a sense of community involvement. The hiring of classified staff members is also important, since they often represent the school to the students and the community. Evaluation of certified employees is chiefly the responsibility of the principals, although the superintendent also observes and talks with each teacher. The district's teacher evaluation criteria stress personal and professional qualities and teaching performance. Classified employees are evaluated by their supervisors based on a system of careful job descriptions and pay incentives. (RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Weld County School District CO
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (113th, Atlanta, GA, February 13-16, 1981).