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Atascadero USD |  BP  4115  Personnel

Evaluation/Supervision   

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The Board of Trustees believes that regular and comprehensive evaluations can help instructional staff improve their teaching skills and raise students' levels of achievement. Evaluations also serve to hold staff accountable for their performance. The Superintendent or designee shall evaluate the performance of certificated staff members in accordance with law and negotiated contracts.

(cf. 4141/4241 - Collective Bargaining Agreement)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that evaluation ratings have uniform meaning throughout the district.

Evaluations shall be used to recognize the exemplary skills and accomplishments of staff and to identify areas needing improvement. When areas needing improvement are identified, the Board expects employees to accept responsibility for improving their performance. The Superintendent or designee shall endeavor to assist employees to improve their performance and may require participation in appropriate programs. Staff members are encouraged to take initiative to request assistance as necessary to promote effective teaching.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4139 - Peer Assistance and Review)

(cf. 4315.1 - Staff Evaluating Teachers)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

33039 State guidelines for teacher evaluation procedures

35171 Availability of rules and regulations for evaluation of performance

44500-44508 Peer assistance and review program for teachers

44660-44665 Evaluation and assessment of performance of certificated employees (The Stull Act)

GOVERNMENT CODE

3543.2 Scope of representation

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6319 Highly qualified teachers

Management Resources:

CTC PUBLICATIONS

Standards for the Quality and Effectiveness for Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Programs, 1997, Commission on Teacher Credentialing and State Superintendent of Public Instruction

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov

California Teachers Association: http://www.cta.org

California Federation of Teachers: http://www.cft.org

Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: May 2, 2000 Atascadero, California