Policy - GCOA
EFFECTIVE DATE: 3/2/16
CANCELS SHEET DATED: 9/4/96 (GCO),1/5/00
REVIEWED BY POLICY COMMITTEE: 6/17/03, 1/20/16
SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF
A well planned and systematic program of supervision and evaluation of performance tied to educational outcomes is vital to the ongoing improvements of the instructional program. It is incumbent upon the
RSU #74 Board to ensure that sufficient administrative time and energy are expended to supervise (observe and assist) and evaluate (measure and assess) teachers. The evaluation program shall address all aspects of teaching performance and recognize that the fulfillment of student needs is of primary importance.
The Superintendent shall be responsible for development, implementation and periodic review of a comprehensive program of supervision and evaluation. The program shall provide for minimum standards for the number and frequency of formal performance reviews, with the understanding that probationary teachers require closer support and more frequent performance reviews.
A.) Evaluative criteria shall be in written form and made permanently available to the teacher;
B.) Evaluations shall be made by an immediate supervisor/administrator at least once a year;
C.) Results of the evaluations shall be put in writing and shall be discussed with the teacher;
D.) The teacher being evaluated shall have the right to attach a memorandum to the written evaluation; and
E.) Results of all evaluations shall be kept in confidential personnel files maintained at the Superintendent’s office.
In accordance with Maine’s Educator Effectiveness law (20-A MRSA § 13701-13706), by the end of the 2015-2016 school year, RSU #74 will have developed and piloted a performance evaluation and growth system, consistent with the requirements of applicable Department of Education rules, for full implementation in the 2016-2017 school year.
The performance evaluation and growth system must be approved by the RSU #74 Board.
In keeping with the RSU #74 Board’s goal of employing the best qualified staff to provide quality education for all students, all teachers are expected to participate fully in the evaluation process, self-appraisal and continuous improvement of professional skills.
While supervision and evaluation policies and procedures are not negotiable in collective bargaining, the Superintendent is to seek appropriate involvement of the staff in the development and periodic review of the supervision and evaluation program.
Legal Reference: 20-A MRSA §§ 1055, 13201; 13701-13706, 13802
Me. Dept. of Ed. Rule Ch. 125 §§ 4.02(E) (3), 8.08