Annual Evaluation A. The Board shall evaluate the performance of the Superintendent at least once a year in accordance with statutes, regulations and Board policy relating to Superintendent evaluation. Each annual evaluation shall be in writing and shall represent a majority of the Board. A copy of the evaluation shall be provided to the Superintendent, and the Superintendent and the Board shall meet to discuss the findings. The Board may meet in closed session to discuss the evaluation and the Superintendent’s performance where a Rice notice has been served upon the Superintendent, giving notice that the Superintendent’s employment will be discussed in closed session, and the Superintendent has not requested that the meeting be conducted in public. The evaluations shall be based upon the criteria adopted by the Board, the goals and objectives of the district, which shall include encouragement of student achievement, the responsibilities of the Superintendent as set forth in the job description for the position of Superintendent, the district’s placement on the NJQSAC continuum (with respect to those DPRs that are within the Superintendent’s control), and such other criteria as the State Board of Education shall by regulation prescribe. In the event that the Board determines that the performance of the Superintendent is unsatisfactory in any respect, it shall describe in writing, and in reasonable detail, the specific instances of unsatisfactory performance. The evaluation shall include specific recommendations for improvement in all instances where the Board deems performance to be unsatisfactory. The Superintendent shall have the right to respond in writing to the evaluation; this response shall become a permanent attachment to the Superintendent's personnel file upon the Superintendent's request. On or before June 1st of each year of this Employment Contract, the Superintendent and the Board shall meet to review the evaluation format and to mutually determine the evaluation format to be used in the subsequent school year. The final draft of the annual evaluation shall be adopted by the Board by June 30 of each year of this Contract. The Superintendent shall propose a schedule for evaluation for the next year to the Board President by the annual organization meeting each year.