Hall County Board of Education members rate their superintendent between good and excellent, according to the most recent evaluation of Will Schofield.
The board recently agreed to give Schofield another three-year contract. A vote on that contract is likely in September.
The board met to evaluate the superintendent before its Aug. 8 meeting, and that evaluation was posted to the school district’s website last week.
The evaluation is a continuing pattern. The board has given Schofield similar ratings for the past three years — the term of his current contract.
“Superintendent evaluations are not public records. I just prefer having mine out there because I am the one employee the board hires directly, and they are elected by the public,” Schofield noted Monday by email.
For 2016, the board rated Schofield at a 4.66 on a scale of 5 — 1 as unsatisfactory and 5 as excellent — across six areas, as outlined by the Georgia School Boards Association. The superintendent received ratings between good and excellent in all six areas. The scores are from a 4.9 for “oversees financial management” to 4.43 for “oversees staff personnel management.”
In 2015, the superintendent was rated 4.65 and in 2014, 4.72. He received 5 ratings both years for “financial management.”
Schofield has been superintendent in Hall County for 11 years. He started his 12th year — and final year of his current — contract July 1. He worked as deputy superintendent for one year before becoming the head administrator. He was principal at West Hall Middle School for one year, and he has been a superintendent for 17 years.
The areas included in the evaluation are: education leader of schools, chief executive officer of the school board, staff/personnel management, operational services, financial management and community relations activities.
Most school boards in Georgia use the same evaluation form.