SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Paddie Harris

310-450-8338, ext. 240

For Immediate Release

June 13, 2002

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education invites all district personnel, parents, and community members to participate in the

Superintendent's annual evaluation.

Beginning Monday, June 17, 2002, the public is invited to join in our first community-wide assessment survey to assist the members of the Board of Education in its annual evaluation of Superintendent John Deasy.

The opinion of the community is valued and the Board wants to do some "strategic listening" to understand the perceptions about the Superintendent's performance in the School District. The survey is confidential and it takes less than five minutes to complete. It is the Board's hope to have 100% participation and the public's involvement is appreciated. It is also the Board's desire to provide a comprehensive and summative evaluation of our Superintendent annually and to provide for continued growth in his performance.

Your response is needed by Tuesday morning, June 25, 2002, in order to meet the commitment to both the Superintendent and the published time line. Just click on the red "Superintendent's Evaluation" link on the district's home page .

The Board of Education thanks you for your participation in this important survey.

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SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

1651 16TH Street, Santa Monica 90404 - 310-450-8338 - Fax 310-581-1138