Westerly Superintendent’s Pay Tied To Performance

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island school system has tied its superintendent's pay raises directly to student performance.

The Westerly School Committee last week unanimously approved the model that will be used to evaluate Superintendent Roy Seitsinger Jr. It is based on leadership standards approved by state education officials and an Ohio system.

Jack Carson, head of the subcommittee that designed the evaluation model, tells The Sun of Westerly that in his 35 years of education experience, it is the “most precise” document he has
ever seen.

Under the plan, Seitsinger will be evaluated based on how well he has met state and district leadership goals as well as student data including graduation rates, and standardized test scores.

Seitsinger currently makes about $133,000 per year.

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