Superintendent receives salary increase, results of evaluation released


The Archuleta School District (ASD) Board of Education held its regular meeting on Aug. 11, during which the board approved a 10-percent pay raise for Superintendent Linda Reed.

Reed’s salary for the 2014-2015 year was $120,000. This year she will receive a salary of $132,000.

The superintendent’s contract is renewed each spring, with the salary decided upon following the completion of the annual budget.

Prior to renewing Reed’s contract, the board discussed several requirements they expected her to meet.

These requirements included creating a strategic plan for the school district, cultivating a more professional work environment and determining an evaluation process.

The strategic framework was first requested by the board in November 2013. Beginning in January and running through May of 2014, the framework development team conducted research interviews and hosted focus groups with key stakeholders to develop the framework. The first draft was shared with the board and principals during the summer of 2014.

The final framework was shared with the board and the public in September of 2014, meeting the requirement articulated by the school board.

In regard to determining an evaluation process, Reed was forced to build one from the ground up.

Currently, Colorado does not require an evaluation process for school superintendents. In addition, unlike some states, Colorado has not provided a set of standards with which to measure a superintendent’s performance.

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