Greenville County Schools Superintendent Burke Royster received an “exemplary commendation” on Monday, Oct. 12, from his annual evaluation by the school district’s Board of Trustees.
The superintendent earned high marks across the six categories considered in the evaluation, which are connected to Greenville County Schools’ strategic plan. Those categories were instructional leadership; quality personnel; culture of achievement; organizational, operational and resource management; communications; and community relationships.
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“It has been an incredibly difficult time for everyone in education,” Lynda Leventis-Wells, chair of the Board of Trustees, said in a statement. “We recognize that no one truly understands the number or depth of complex decisions and recommendations this administration has had to make over the past seven months or the difficultly of implementing those decisions in the midst of a pandemic.
“We also acknowledge and so appreciate the tireless work of Dr. Royster’s administrative staff, school principals and other leaders, and most especially, the teachers who have gone above and beyond the normal call of duty. In all of this, we are grateful for Dr. Royster’s strong and steady leadership,” she said.
On top of the evaluation results, the board also approved a motion extending Royster’s contract to June 30, 2024.