Wednesday Oct 17 2012
School supe gets high marks School supe gets high marks School supe gets high marks
By: Patty McAlpin Lincoln News Messenger Reporter
Western Placer Unified gives Leaman an almost perfect job performance Western Placer Unified gives Leaman an almost perfect job performance
The school board gave Superintendent Scott Leaman a glowing annual job performance evaluation during Tuesday night’s board meeting. The superintendent was rated 4.94 out of an overall score of 5 by the Western Placer Unified School District Board of Trustees. Leaman was rated in the categories of educational leadership, administration of the district, relationships with the board, business and finance, community relationships and personal qualities. “You are doing an awesome job,” said board member Paul Carras. Board members complimented Leaman on his ability to work positively with both employee groups, the Western Placer Teachers Association and the Western Placer Classified Employee Association, through the budget development process. “You’ve built up trust with both the associations,” said board member Paul Long. “That is the first time that has happened.” Long and board Vice President Kris Wyatt said they appreciate Leaman’s quick response to parents “with real concerns.” “You have an open line to parents,” Long said. “You are always available.” Board clerk Brian Haley said he “appreciates” Leaman’s ability to “anticipate important areas before they become a problem. We have been working on a school facility program. Now that the economy is picking up, the district will be growing again. We will need a high school and elementary schools. We have to get the community on board with us to get the money that will be needed. You are helping us to get ready.” Leaman has worked for the district 19 years and been superintendent since 2006. His contract is effective through 2015. He earns $153,567 annually plus a $500 car allowance. Leaman “is honored” with the board’s support. He credited the hard work of teachers and the classified staff for his positive evaluation.