The Windsor board of education voted Thursday to form a temporary committee charged with identifying the process and tool by which Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Villar's performance will be evaluated.
Three board members were named to the committee, but one thing was left out: the Republicans.
Board President Doreen Richardson named Vice President Darleen Klase, Leonard Lockart and Ken Williams, all Democrats, to the committee.
Independent board member Kristin Ingram quickly questioned the choices, suggesting the board select individuals who have been through the superintendent evaluation process before — each of the members selected were elected for the first time in 2011 — and that a member of the minority party should be on the committee.
Richardson, however, stood by the decision to sit Klase, Lockart and Williams on the committee, saying the decision was made based on their professional executive experience.
The committee will not complete the actual evaluation; all members of the board will be involved in that process. The temporary committee formed Thursday will specifically identify a process and tool the board will use to conduct the evaluation.
The process and tool will have to be approved by a vote of the board.
*This article has been amended to note board member Kristin Ingram's party affiliation is independent, not republican, as noted in an earlier version.