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USC’s Jensen gets good grades

By Staff | Aug 22, 2010

Jerry Jensen

Had United South Central’s superintendent received a grade, it would have been an A-plus.

Jerry Jensen passed his evaluation in flying colors.

“The comments from board members were overwhelmingly that he is doing an excellent job. There are no areas to be improved on,” says Christie Wetzel, school board chair.

Last month, Jensen completed the first year of a three-year contract.

Board members rated the superintendent in 10 different performance areas such as:

• leadership skills;

• ability to define the district’s educational needs and recommend new or revised policies;

• keeps the board informed;

• acts as a liaison between the school district and community;

• ability to oversee all financial operations;

• institutes and updates a comprehensive strategic planning process.

Board members used a six-page evaluation form provided by the Minnesota School Board Association.

In 49 sub-topics, Jensen was rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being for “outstanding performance” and 1 for “unacceptable performance.”

To read more of this story, see this week’s Register.