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Superintendent meets some goals, not all

Farmington School District superintendent Brad Meeks did not meet all of the goals the school board set for him last year, but he met enough to earn most of his performance-based bonus.

On Monday, school board member Julie McKnight read a summary of Meeks' performance evaluation. Meeks fell short of goals for improving math and reading scores on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment test and met goals on improving RIT scores and updating the district's facilities plan. He also met goals for implementing the district's communication goals.

The district's performance on MCA math tests improved in 2010. 70.4 percent of students reached proficiency levels on the exam. That was up from 67.2 percent the previous year but below the board's 72.4 percent goal.

On the reading test 78.2 percent of students reached proficiency. That was below the 79.4 percent that reached that level the previous year and below the goal of 84.4 percent.

Students met a goal of recording RIT scores 10 percent above the national norm.

As a result of the evaluation Meeks will receive $6,917 of the $9,000 in performance pay he could have gotten.

McKnight said she expects goals for the coming year to focus on academics and strategic planning.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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