SAU 55’s board will be discussing Superintendent Metzler’s evaluation tonight. Usually at this time the conversation also includes decisions on his raise and bonus. It is always possible in these discussions that other contractual issues could be opened as well. The superintendent’s current contract extends to 2022.
The evaluation/raise part of the meeting will be conducted in non-public. This is permitted by the Right to Know law, but it is not required by the law and it is my firm opinion that superintendent evaluations should be done in public session. If I were writing a contract for a superintendent, that would be one of the stipulations. The public deserves to know the reasoning behind raises, bonuses, contract extensions and other benefits – and who of their representatives are advancing positions addressed to those issues. For the same reason, collective bargaining sessions should also be conducted in public.
SAU BOARD MEETING
May 17, 2017
30 Greenough Road
Plaistow, NH 03865
Susan Sherman, Chair
Dr. Earl Metzler, Superintendent
Jason Cipriano, Vice Chair
Dr. Roxanne Wilson, Asst. Superintendent
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Approval of April 19, 2017 Minutes
5. Ethics Policy
6. Superintendent’s Evaluation
Nonpublic session under RSA 91-A:3, II (a) The dismissal, promotion or compensation or disciplining of any public employee and (c) matters which, if discussed in public, would likely affect adversely the reputation of any person.
7. Additional May Meeting
8. Other Business
For past years’ exciting developments around the superintendent’s evaluation see: