39-4. Tenured Teachers

Observations and Evaluation. Tenured teachers shall be observed and evaluated each school year by a qualified evaluator in accordance with the procedures of Article 39-2.3 and as follows:

  1. Tenured teachers shall be evaluated annually or biennially by a qualified evaluator in accordance with the teacher evaluation plan. Tenured teachers who received a summative rating of excellent or superior for the 2011-2012 school year shall be placed on a biennial rating schedule and shall be evaluated every two years beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. In school year 2014-2015 and thereafter, tenured teachers rated excellent or proficient shall be given a summative rating on a biennial basis, and all other tenured teachers shall be rated annually. The Joint Committee shall determine the biennial cycle (e.g., alphabetically by even or odd years).
  2. Observers shall observe tenured teachers on a biennial cycle a minimum of 3 times during a rating cycle (with no more than 2 observations in one year) and may conduct a 4th observation if the observer and the teacher agree to do a 4th observation.