JCPS school board considering 4-year contract extension for Hargens
A final version of the contract will be placed on Monday's board agenda for consideration.
School board chairman David Jones Jr. declined to comment Thursday other than to say he looks forward to discussing Hargens' contract with his colleagues on Monday.
DOCUMENT: Hargens' draft 2015-2019 contract.
The school board began Hargens' annual evaluation process in closed session last month.
The board had not been able to discuss a possible extension until its two new members -- Stephanie Horne and Lisa Willner -- took office in January.
Hargens came to JCPS from the Wake County, N.C., school district in August 2011.
Over the next few months, the board will begin to put together Hargens' performance evaluation, which will be made public in June.
Last June, school board members applauded Hargens' efforts to improve outcomes for all students in a primarily positive evaluation.
But they also said she must do a better job at communicating with them and with stakeholders. Specifically, they wanted Hargens to have a "focused effort to proactively communicate internally and externally the accomplishments of JCPS students and the extraordinary work of the staff."
This is the first year the school board will use the new, state-approved evaluation process called the Superintendent Professional Growth and Effectiveness System.
The new process requires Hargens to complete a self-reflection based on seven standards: strategic leadership, instructional leadership, cultural leadership, human resource leadership, managerial leadership, collaborative leadership and influential leadership.
The Jefferson County Teachers Association, the union representing JCPS teachers, has no position on whether the board should renew Hargens' contract, President Brent McKim said Thursday.
This story will be updated.