Ionia superintendent receives ‘highly effective’ evaluation after first year on the job

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After completing his first year at the helm of Ionia Public Schools, Superintendent Ben Gurk received his first evaluation Monday — a near-perfect score.

During a special meeting of the Board of Education at Ionia Middle School, the board entered into an executive session for about 45 minutes with Gurk to perform his evaluation.

Montcalm County controller-administrator receives high marks

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Continuing to rebuild relationships and advocating for more economic development on the county’s east side are two of the Montcalm County controller-administrator’s goals for the coming year.

The Montcalm County Board of Commissioners gave Controller-Administrator Brenda Taeter her second annual evaluation during the May 9 Committee-of-the-Whole meeting. The evaluation was held in an open session, as was last year’s evaluation — a nod to the importance of transparency to the taxpayers of this county.

CC-C superintendent receives positive mid-year evaluation

While the 2021-2022 school year is soon coming to an end, Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Superintendent John Sattler is remaining focused on ways to improve his district over the next few weeks, and in years beyond. 

During the March 14 meeting of the CC-C Board of Education, Sattler received his annual mid-year evaluation from the board, held in closed session. 

Greenville city manager receives ‘very good to excellent’ evaluation

Approaching nearly 30 years in his position as city manager, George Bosanic continues to receive the good graces of the council he has been hired to serve.

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Greenville City Council, the council entered into a closed, executive session at the request of Bosanic to review his annual evaluation. After about 45 minutes in closed session, the council returned to open session, announcing Bosanic had performed his job at a “very good to excellent” level, from Sept. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2021.

GPS superintendent receives ‘highly effective’ evaluation

Six years into her tenure as the superintendent of Greenville Public Schools, Linda Van Houten continues to meet the expectations of the board that hired her.

During Monday’s meeting of the Board of Education, the board and Van Houten met in closed session to discuss her annual evaluation.