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Kolesar rated 'effective' as superintendent


Tim Kolesar

IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Area Schools Board of Education performed it's annual evaluation on superintendent Tim Kolesar, during a special meeting Wednesday.

According to board president Steve Thomas, the format used by the board calculates a total percentage from different aspects of the evaluation.

The evalutation took place under closed session, and during open session it was revealed Kolesar was rated "effective" at 70.91 percent.

Members of the board also had requests for Kolesar, including surveys for staff and parents on administration, teachers and individual groups, such as coaches. The board would like to use a website called Survey Monkey to tabulate the surveys. The site allows for survey takers to remain anonymous.

According to Thomas, questions for the surveys will be presented at the next regular board meeting.

The board also requested figures on athletic insurance for student-athletes. Kolesar said he has some proposals and will pass them along to board members as soon as possible.

Thomas also requested on behalf of the board that an official policy be written on communication within the district. According to Thomas, he was not informed of an incident involving a student causing a disruption in a classroom last week, but read about it in the Daily Globe.

"We just want reports on what's going on," board member Marilyn Nezworski said. "They don't have to be super detailed, just something to keep us informed."

Other requests for the board included updates on the school and district improvement plans and identification badges to wear when visiting the schools.

"We just want to have something so teachers can identify who we are and why we are there," Thomas said.

Kolesar agreed to work on the requests.


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