Decatur County Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies


The School Board is responsible for the employment and discharge of all personnel. To carry out this responsibility, it delegates to the Superintendent the function of establishing and implementing a program of personnel assessment.

It is the purpose of the program of staff assessment to:

 A.strive for the improvement of the total Corporation program;

 B.stress the importance of personal improvement on the part of individual staff members so that each student may be provided a quality education;

 C.establish a process of continuous and systematic administrator evaluation.

The evaluation program shall aim at the early identification of specific areas in which the individual administrative staff member needs help so that appropriate staff members can provide the type of assistance needed. A supervisor offering suggestions for improvement to an administrative staff member shall not release that staff member from the responsibility to improve. If a staff member, after receiving a reasonable degree of assistance, fails to perform his/her assigned responsibilities in a satisfactory manner, dismissal procedures may be invoked in accordance with provisions of statute and Policy 1543.

Evaluations shall be conducted of each administrator annually.

Each administrator shall be given a copy of any documents relating to his/her performance which shall be placed in his/her personnel file. S/He shall be given the opportunity to append a written statement of his/her viewpoint to any evaluation to which s/he dissents and which is to be placed in the personnel file.

This policy shall not deprive an administrator of any rights provided by contractual agreement or State law.

The Superintendent shall establish a plan for the effective evaluation of all administrators.

I.C. 20-28-11-1 et seq.
511 IAC 10-6