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School Committee Evaluation Says Superintendent Conti Performed Well in Difficult Year

As is required by law, the Burlington School Committee presented its evaluation of Superintendent Eric Conti in a public session last week.

Committee Chair Thomas Murphy explained the process of the evaluation. He said each member submitted their reports to him and he compiled all the responses into a single document. He said there were three sections of evaluation, with a range of marks for each one. In Part one they looked at professional goals, student learning goals and district improvement goals. In Part 2 they looked at instructional leadership, management and operations, family and community engagement and professional culture. Step three was an overall evaluation.

In all categories members found that Superintendent Conti either met or exceeded their expectations. In no category did he receive any negative rating.

“It is clear from the ratings and comments that all five members were very pleased with Dr. Conti’s performance this past year,” Murphy said. “This past year was especially challenging for the superintendent and his administration and the School Committee clearly feels the superintendent met the challenges with flying colors. This evaluation clearly shows that the committee has a high regard for the superintendent both personally and professionally and we are fortunate that he is leading the Burlington School District.”

For his part, Superintendent Conti said he gives most of the credit to his team.

“As I would remind the committee, any superintendent accomplishment is really the recognition of the work of others including Assistant Superintendent Patrick Larkin and Director of Operations Bob Cunha,” he said. “The principals were incredibly flexible, all of our nurses were incredible and our teachers were tremendous and applied talents to a difficult situation.