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Board praises Sergent



Letcher County Public Schools Supt. Tony Sergent received the highest ratings from the county school board during his first evaluation as superintendent.

During a special meeting Monday night at the county school bus garage, the board assessed Sergent’s performance in nine areas: leadership and district culture; policy and governance; communication and community relations; organizational management; curriculum planning development; instructional leadership; human resource management; values and ethics of leadership; and student achievement and learning.

The board is pleased with Sergent’s management of the district’s budget, and says that he is not relying on short-term fixes, but rather has long-range goals.

The board agrees that school morale is high and school staff is happy that budget cuts came from the district level, not the school level.

The board says Sergent attends numerous community events. Public feedback regarding Sergent is positive, concluded the board.

The board agrees that Sergent has chosen the proper people as district directors. “Mr. Sergent has made positive staff changes and uses staff to their fullest and does well delegating.”

Other board comments include that Sergent asks for opinions from the board and values those opinions, and that he encourages technology use by staff and students.



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