SBO Evaluation Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who evaluates a school business official?

A school business official is typically evaluated by the superintendent of schools. There are no statutory requirements that stipulate the method of evaluation (unlike the evaluation of teachers and principals).

2. How do school business official evaluations relate to the Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) laws?

According to Illinois State Board of Education, PERA requires all schools in Illinois to change how teachers’ and principals’ performance is measured. PERA requires districts to design and implement performance evaluation systems that assess teachers’ and principals’ professional skills, as well as incorporate measures of student growth.

As PERA evaluations relate only to instructional personnel, there are no requirements for the method or type of evaluation used for school business officials.