SD2 board to look at superintendent evaluation process

2011-01-16T17:30:00Z 2011-01-16T18:57:17Z SD2 board to look at superintendent evaluation processBy ROB ROGERS Of The Gazette Staff The Billings Gazette
January 16, 2011 5:30 pm  • 

Trustees on the Billings School District 2 board will discuss the process they'll use to evaluate new Superintendent Keith Beeman when they meet Monday night.

The agenda also includes plans to discuss the legislative session, receive an update on the budget, hear reports from the board's budgeting and planning committees and to recognize Martin Luther King Day.

For Beeman's evaluation, trustees will fill out job performance reports and members of the community, the Billings Chamber of Commerce and administrators in SD2's central office will fill out surveys.

Kathy Aragon, the board's vice chairwoman, will take all the materials and produce a single report, which will be released to the public, said Barbara Bryan, board chairwoman.

The board discussions on Beeman's performance will also be public, she said.

Beeman was hired by the district last spring; he started in July. As part of his contract, Beeman is required to be evaluated by the board each school year.

Much of the discussion at Monday's meeting is expected to revolve around the state budget, legislative action and how it will affect Billings Public Schools.

Republican lawmakers in Helena last week voting to chop some $300 million from Gov. Brian Schweitzer's proposed budget.

Under the governor's proposal, the district would have a $3.5 million hole in its 2012-2013 elementary budget and a $3 million hole in its 2012-2013 high school budget.

The new cuts proposed by lawmakers will likely change the projections made by SD2 officials.

As part of the budget discussion, trustees will hear a report from its budget committee, which met last Monday. There they heard a report from Thomas Harper, the district's financial director, on its latest audit that showed a few areas where the district wasn't compliant with federal law.

Harper made recommendations on how to fix the areas of noncompliance, which earned approval from the budget committee.

The planning and development committee will also give a report. Aragon, the committee's chairwoman, is in the process of updating a massive student population study the committee put together last year.

The board meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Lincoln Center, 415 N. 30th St. in Billings.

Contact Rob Rogers at rrogers@billingsgazette.com or 657-1231.

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