Washoe School superintendent does well in evaluation

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County School District's top official received a good report card at the board meeting December 11, 2018.

Superintendent Traci Davis had her annual performance review by the Board of Trustees. An independent consultant was called in to assist.

Davis, who was evaluated by her peers, met or exceeded expectations in every category.

She tells us she is hoping to dispel what she calls the misconception of Nevada being at the bottom of the totem pole in the nation when it comes to educating our youth.

"I don't think it does us any good to talk about, oh, we are ranked the lowest and our kids have and our kids don't have a quality education, when in actuality that is not the truth. The criteria, there are four things that are used, academic outcomes, if your parent has a post-secondary degree, if your parents speak English as a first language, and per-pupil funding. Of those things the district only controls one and across this great state, superintendents and districts across Nevada are doing amazing things for students; we are graduating more students than ever."

Davis was honest in saying that one of her top priorities heading into 2019 is to increase teacher and staff morale throughout the district.

Davis's contract has her continuing to lead the 64,000-student school district through 2020.