BCS board of education gives Clark high marks after first year as superintendent

The Bardstown Board of Education met Tuesday. From left, chair Franklin Hibbs, Superintendent Dr. Ryan Clark, Greta Cecil, school nutrition director, and board members Jim Roby, Andy Stone, Jennifer Shrewsbury and Kathy Reed.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019 — The Bardstown Board of Education gave high marks to its superintendent on the job he is doing in his first year leading the school district forward.


At the end of Tuesday’s board meeting, the school board met in executive session to conduct Dr. Ryan Clark’s evaluation. When the board emerged, it was clear the board is pleased with his performance.

For the 2018-19 school year, the board rated Clark as “accomplished” in five of seven key leadership components.

The rating system the board used rates the seven leadership components with one of four ratings, among them “Growth Required,” “Developing,” “Accomplished” and “Exemplary.”

If giving an overall rate, board chair Franklin Hibb said it would be “accomplished” given the work Clark has accomplished and the number of firsts he’s achieved.

Under his leadership, Clark negotiated an agreement for the school’s first School Resource Officer. The district’s security system was also upgraded. Clark has also helped the district get involved in several new programs, and is shepherding upgrades to the district’s athletic fields.

Clark received an “accomplished” rating in the leadership areas of Strategic, Instructional, Human Resources and Managerial.

The board gave Clark a “developing” rating on the final two areas, cultural leadership and influential leadership.

“We recommend the areas of cultural and influential leadership as areas of focus during the 2019-2020 school year,” Hibbs said the board concluded.


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