Evaluation (Certificated Personnel)
Evaluation of teacher performance must be a cooperative, continuing
process designed to improve the quality instruction. To this
end, teachers shall be evaluated for the following purposes:
1. To encourage and assist each teacher in improving
his individual contributions to the quality of instruction;
2. to assess the needs for professional development, curriculum
revision, and improved supervision for each school and the district
as a whole;
3. to assist each teacher in his own professional development;
4. to separate from employment by the district those teachers
who do not meet the requirements of the district with respect
to professional competence and/or performance.
One aspect of the evaluation would be the extent
to which the employee fulfills his/her own stated goals with
respect to professional development. In addition, staff evaluation
should reflect common criteria for each faculty as a whole
as well as the stated philosophy, goals, and objectives of
the Board and the administration. Criteria shall include the
1. Demonstrated understanding of and competency
in responding to the individual student as a person and as a learner,
2. professional development and contributions to the improvement
of the instructional program as a whole.
Evaluation shall be the responsibility of the
Superintendent of Schools, in cooperation with the principal,
other designated supervisors, and the individual being evaluated.
The Superintendent shall report to the Board not later than
February 1st of each year concerning the evaluation process
and, in executive session, concerning individuals for whom
there is need for significant improvement or separation.
Certificated personnel who are in their first three years
of assignment to a particular school shall receive a written
evaluation at least three times annually. All other certificated
personnel shall receive at least one written evaluation annually.
Each teacher who receives a written evaluation shall have
the right to a meeting with the principal, and subsequently,
with the Superintendent of Schools to discuss the teacher's
evaluation. The teacher's request for such a meeting with
the Superintendent shall be in writing and the meeting shall
take place no later than fourteen calendar days subsequent
to the receipt of the request unless otherwise mutually agreed.
ADOPTED: 12 October 1972