Superintendent will allow central office to evaluate him

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 31, 2005

NATCHEZ &045; Superintendent Anthony Morris opened himself up for a little criticism Thursday.

Morris presented the school board with a sample evaluation form of his job performance to later be given to central office personnel and administrators. The board will have final say about the questions on the evaluation.

&uot;We are probably evaluating in the district more than we ever have before,&uot; Morris told the board. &uot;I thought it was only fair to allow them to evaluate me. I know there are areas I need to improve in as well.&uot;

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The district typically does evaluations of administrators and teachers.

The board also recognized three teachers who have completed the requirements and received National Board Certification. Kathy Green, Andree’ McCullar and Brenda Naff received plaques from Morris and congratulations from the board.

National Board Certification is the highest certification available to educators. The process of becoming certified takes a year and includes videotaped lessons, portfolio entries, analysis of student work and collaboration with other educators.

The dstrict has 17 other National Board Certified teachers.

In other business, Psychological Services Coordinator Donna Conner presented the board with a revision of district’s Section 504 handbook. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act pertains to education of students with disabilities.

Conner said the revision was necessary to make sure proper procedures were in place to maintain federal funding.

Students who meet 504 criteria are not eligible for special services classes, but have hidden disabilities that require accommodation.