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Madison Co. superintendent scores low on evaluation

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The board said they have talked with Copeland about areas to improve. The board said they have talked with Copeland about areas to improve.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The report card is in for Dr. David Copeland, and the grades are not what he nor Madison County Schools had hoped.

Madison County Schools Superintendent Dr. David Copeland opted not to talk about his evaluation Thursday night. The numbers add up to an unflattering report card.

"It's certainly a disappointment to him, I know, and as a board, I'm sure that it is a disappointment to us as well," said board member Mary Louise Stowe.

On a scale of one to five, Dr. Copeland got an average score of 2.36, on ten different categories. The best score was a 2.95 for facilities management. The worst: 1.93 for educational leadership.

Dan Nash, Vice President of the school board, said, "We obviously would like the numbers to be higher, but the whole reason for an evaluation is to assess the way you're doing your job."

Board members said they've talked with Copeland about ways to improve. They also pointed out that two more parts of his evaluation are not finished: his handling of the system's capital plan and, most importantly, the academic progress of the county's students.

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