Rate SKSD’s Superintendent

South Kitsap School District has posted an online survey at its Web site so that constituents can evaluate Superintendent Dave LaRose. The school board appointed LaRose last April to replace retiring superintendent Bev Cheney.

In April, the school board announced it was considering La Rose as a candidate instead of appointing a superintendent search firm, which would have cost the district $25,000 to $40,000. During an executive session to discuss potential firms and the qualifications the board wanted in a new district head, LaRose’s name was mentioned among other internal candidates, Henderson said. … The board held three public forums featuring La Rose and appointed him June 4, over protest from residents and members of the South Kitsap Education Association. Critics said they had no complaints about LaRose himself, just the process.

This April LaRose was honored by Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, who named him a recipient of the 2009 “Educating the Whole Child Award.”

Here’s the press release from the district:

Here’s your chance to evaluate how well Superintendent Dave La Rose is doing as superintendent of South Kitsap Schools. The on-line evaluation provides a broad range of questions to measure areas such as his effectiveness in leadership and accomplishments toward major district goals.

The purpose of the annual evaluation is to solicit input on how he is progressing as South Kitsap’s superintendent. “As this is my first year as Superintendent, I am eager to hear from staff, students and community members about my performance.” said La Rose. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the South Kitsap community, and I thank you in advance for taking the time to share your perceptions and observations.

Please go to the South Kitsap School District’s website at www.skitsap.wednet.edu to fill out the on-line form. Completing the survey takes and average of five minutes and all responses are confidential. The on-line evaluation will be posted through Friday, June 5, 2009.

In order to monitor La Rose’s progress, the evaluation form has been kept the same as the one used at his annual evaluation by the school board.

For more information, contact Aimee Warthen, Community Relations director at 360.874.7002.

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