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The Grady County Board of Education has completed its annual evaluation of school superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard and his overall performance rating remains high.
On a scale of one to five, with five being the highest rating, Dr. Gilliard received a 4.2 overall, according to Board Chairwoman Teresa Gee Hardy.
The board rated the superintendent “perfect” for sound fiscal management; maintaining a safe school environment; and meeting established requirements in developing and conducting board meetings. Dr. Gilliard also received high marks in leadership in policy development and implementation; assisting the board in implementing the district’s organizational structure; and providing leadership in implementing the district’s vision, mission and goals.
In other areas, the board pinpointed areas they would like to see improvement. However, they rated the superintendent above average in all areas.
According to Chairwoman Hardy, the board would like to see the superintendent improve in timely communication with community, staff and board as well as in teacher recruitment.
Dr. Gilliard told The Messenger he welcomes the board’s feedback and is looking to work with them to make improvements in areas of concern.
“It has been an honor to serve the students of Grady County for the past five-and-a-half years as superintendent. The board and I have a good working relationship and I look forward to seeing what our future holds,” Dr. Gilliard said following last week’s school board meeting.
The board and superintendent met briefly behind closed doors to review the performance evaluation of the superintendent, which followed a nearly hour-long closed session with the board and attorney Thomas L. Lehman to discuss a real estate matter and to consult as a group on the superintendent’s evaluation without the superintendent present.