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School board discusses evaluation criteria
BEAUMONT - By Justin Hinton, KFDM News
The Beaumont school board met Thursday to discuss criteria for self-evaluations and an evaluation for the superintendent.
Trustees discussed a number of possible options and said they wanted an evaluation that addressed specific goals with benchmarks that could be measured objectively.
They said part of that evaluation should including a measurement for the hiring of a CFO, other aspects of the finance department and human resources.
The financial entities of the district is something he is going to be held accountable for, so we wanted to get this in place before we hold our budget meeting so we can hold some expectations for him said board president, Gwen Ambres.
Trustee Zenobia Bush said she wanted it to be designed for growth and not something to beat up the superintendent, something that all trustees in attendance seemed to support.
A subcommittee chaired by Janice Brassard and composed of Zenobia Bush and Tom Neild will be responsible for drafting the superintendent evaluation.
Trustees Woodrow Reece, Terry Williams and absent board member Mike Neil will be responsible for drafting the board evaluation.
Superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois also discussed the revocation of Plez Atkins, the man the board voted to hire last week as the head football coach at Ozen High School.
He would not tell when he learned of Atkins history, but he did say he stands by his decision to not complete the contract.
When we got the correct information that we need that we felt would have an impact on our children, I made the decision that was important to be made, said Chargois.
I'm really not in the business of placing blame, although I'm not going to deny that there was maybe a gap. We should have seen this coming, but more so than placing the blame, I want to make sure going forward, that we put things in place and that we don't take things for granted and we check everything, said Ambres.