Gottlieb: Denver board’s vague, data-free superintendent evaluation serves no one well

Boardhawk (Denver): The recently released school board evaluation of Denver Public Schools Superintendent Susana Cordova is a vague document that sheds light on little more than board members’ divisions over her future.

The evaluation fails by any measure to do what a fiduciary board’s assessment of its chief executive is supposed to do. It neither measures her performance against goals or other metrics, nor charts a clear course for improvement in areas some board members feel she is falling short.

In the evaluation, board members say because of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the expiration of the Denver Plan 2020 strategic plan, and “the new political climate” heralded by the election of three new board members last fall, the board did not “formally set goals” for the evaluation period.

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