Wellesley Public School parents grew very close to Superintendent David Lussier over the winter, as he checked in seemingly daily via voice mail to let us know whether schools would be open or closed due to bad weather. We can tell you that we did suffer withdrawal symptoms when the calls and texts stopped a couple of months ago, but now we’re in a good state of mind to fill out the new survey issued by the School Committee to evaluate the superintendent’s performance. Lussier has now been at the helm through three school years.
The Wellesley School Committee is committed to fair and effective evaluations for all School Department staff. Evaluations are an essential tool for continuous improvement, and that process starts at the top, with the Superintendent of Schools. While the School Committee already follows an annual review process for the Superintendent that is prescribed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, we are seeking additional input from people who work for or interact with the Superintendent, as well as parents and other members of the community. This feedback from diverse points of view will provide us with information that otherwise might not be visible to us.
We are asking that you complete the survey linked below. Completing the survey should take on the order of 10-15 minutes.
Please consider your responses carefully, and answer openly, honestly, and fairly. Your responses will be completely anonymous, and will be aggregated with other responses to produce composite ratings. Only these composite ratings will be visible to the School Committee and the Superintendent. No individual surveys will be reviewed.
The survey is open until June 8.