This story originally appeared in the July 28 issue of the Community Voice. For your own subscription, call 270-384-9454.
Troy Grider, chairman of the Adair County School Board, closed out Thursday ’s July meeting with a report on the board’s evaluation of superintendent Dr. Pam Stephens. Grider said the board had met with Stephens to discuss the evaluation and had collectively given her a 2.2 out of 4.0.
“I am disappointed,” Dr. Stephens said to the media. “I don’t want to make any other responses.”
The evaluation does not affect Stephens’ contract.
“Covid has been extremely difficult, it has made it hard on every relationship and every individual,” Grider said after the meeting. “Basically, we have asked for and are expecting better communication. It all spins off that.
“It is about communication with the board and following through. Just about everything we talked about came back to communication.”
Grider said the evaluation provides a checklist for further conversations with the board.
“Then again, I am not trying to hide anything, and I am not trying to be disrespectful to Dr. Stephens,” Grider said. “I would be the same way if you were the superintendent or anybody else. Lack of communication destroys businesses, it destroys churches, it destroys famili