By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday approved of amending Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill’s contract another year.
Neill’s contract now runs through June 30, 2017. It had been scheduled to end in 2016.
Neill has been the superintendent since 2012.
“I think all of us know what a great job our superintendent has done,” said Board President Bill Roberts.
The Trussville City Board of Education in July 2014 released its annual evaluation of Neill, earning an overall composite evaluation score of 4.76 out of 5.0. She earned a 4.7 the previous year.
The evaluation covered 42 areas of criteria across 10 categories, which were scored individually and independently by each of the five members of the school board. Their results were then combined to determine the composite ranking for each area scored on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being excellent.
Neill earned a 4 or above in every category, including eight areas — problem-solving skills; decision-making skills; systemwide plan for community relations; utilizing local media in community relations; positive community involvement; speaks clearly, correctly and coherently; writes clearly, correctly and coherently; and taking a leadership role in improving education — where she received a perfect score.
Neill’s lowest score was a 4.0, for reporting to the school board the status of programs, personnel and operations.
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