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:
- 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).
- 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.