Article 39-1 |

Evaluation Plan and Procedures |

  1. The BOARD and the UNION agree with the following goals and purposes for teacher evaluation:
     
    1. To build principals’ and/or teachers leaders’ expertise in observing and analyzing instruction and supporting teacher development.
    2. To engage teachers in reflection and self-assessment regarding their own performance.
    3. To provide teachers with information and guidance to inform their development.
  2. The BOARD adopted an evaluation plan and procedures (“the evaluation plan”) on March 29, 2012. That plan shall be implemented effective with the start of the 2012-2013 school year, except as provided by this Agreement. During the 2012-2013 school year, tenured teachers subject to the evaluation plan will be observed, receive feedback and student growth scores based on their performance in school year 2012-2013. However, they will not be subject to remediation, dismissal or other adverse action based on their performance or rating in the 2012-2013 school year.
  3. The Joint Teacher Evaluation Committee (“Joint Committee”) shall continue its collaboration. The Joint Committee shall consist of five members selected by the UNION and five members selected by the BOARD. The Joint Committee shall meet at least one day per month during the regular school year to discuss and come to agreement on issues related to the teacher evaluation plan implementation that may arise during the term of this Agreement. The Joint Committee shall establish rules surrounding the use of local criteria in evaluation, and no local criteria shall be used or given weight until those rules are established. After a student survey pilot in school year 2013-2014, the Joint Committee shall also determine whether student surveys shall be used as a component of the teacher evaluation plan in school year 2014-2015 and thereafter. Unless otherwise agreed by the Joint Committee, teacher practice scores shall be 75% of the summative rating in school year 2012-2013, 75% of the summative rating in school year 2013-2014 and 70% of the summative rating in school year 2014-2015. Student growth scores shall be 25% of the summative rating in school year 2012-2013, 25% of the summative rating in school year 2013-2014 and 30% of the summative rating in school year 2014-2015. Joint Committee meetings shall occur where possible during the regular school day. Where necessary, members of the committee who are classroom teachers shall be provided with substitute teachers on meeting days.
  4. The BOARD and the UNION shall conduct a joint study of the implementation of the teacher evaluation plan. The Joint Committee shall determine what changes, if any, are necessary to improve the content and procedures of the teacher evaluation plan. Any changes to the teacher evaluation plan shall be communicated to all teachers within ten school days of adoption.
  5. The BOARD shall provide the UNION with a calendar prior to each school year setting forth the relevant dates in connection with the Evaluation Plan.
39-1.1 Orientation

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