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School District 166 completes superintendent evaluation

School Board Chair Sissy Lunde and Superintendent Bill Crandall
School Board Chair Sissy Lunde and Superintendent Bill Crandall

At their October meeting, the School District 166 board held a closed session to conduct an evaluation of Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall. School Board Chair Sissy Lunde said notes from that evaluation would be shared at the next school board meeting, which is Thursday, November 21.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Dr. Crandall after that meeting, about the evaluation and other school matters. Here’s their conversation.

WTIP also followed up with School Board Chair Sissy Lunde, for her thoughts on the evaluation.

As promised, Lunde’s school board report for the November 21 school board meeting included a statement regarding the superintendent evaluation which reads:

Summary of Superintendent Evaluation
The Board felt the following were the strongest areas of Superintendent Crandall’s performance:

  • Managing the district’s finances with an eye toward future sustainability
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with various agencies and the community
  • Effectively managing the administrative team

The board would like to see improvement in the following areas:

  • Timeliness of the board packet and ensuring supporting information is provided in advance of the meeting
  • Continue work on strategic planning and focus attention on district goals in a more meaningful way
  • Review/update policies to ensure compliance with state laws and the needs of the district

Other matters on the November 21 school board agenda are the usual goals report and bond update; information about the Minnesota State High School League; and hiring of winter coaches.

The board will also have a discussion of the Cook County Public Health T21 initiative, which seeks to increase the age requirement for the purchase of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years.

The board will also discuss and likely approve the Cook County Education Association, the teachers’ union, contract.

The meeting is at 5 p.m., Thursday, November 21 in the Jane Mianowski Conference Room at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. The meeting starts with a time for public comment.