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Atascadero USD |  AR  4115  Personnel


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The Superintendent or designee shall print and make available to certificated employees written regulations related to the evaluation of their performance in their assigned duties. (Education Code 35171)

(cf. 4100 - Certificated Personnel)

(cf. 4119.3/4219.3/4319.3 - Duties of Personnel)

Certificated staff shall receive information regarding the district's evaluation criteria and procedures upon employment with the district and whenever the negotiated contract is revised.

(cf. 4141/4241 - Collective Bargaining Agreement)

Certificated employee performance shall be evaluated and assessed on a continuing basis, at least once a year for probationary staff and at least every other year for permanent staff. Permanent employees who receive an unsatisfactory evaluation shall be assessed annually until they receive a satisfactory evaluation or are separated from the district. (Education Code 44664)

(cf. 4116 - Probationary/Permanent Status)

(cf. 4117.4 - Dismissal)

(cf. 4315.1 - Staff Evaluating Teachers)

Probationary teachers shall be formally observed and given constructive feedback at least once each semester and more often when necessary, as part of the evaluation process. Within three school days of each formal observation, a conference shall be held between the evaluator and the probationary teacher.

The Superintendent or designee shall assess the performance of certificated instructional staff as it reasonably relates to the following criteria: (Education Code 44662)

1. Students' progress toward district standards of expected achievement for their grade level in each area of study and, if applicable, towards the state-adopted content standards as measured by state-adopted criterion-referenced assessments

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

2. The instructional techniques and strategies used by the employee

3. The employee's adherence to curricular objectives

(cf. 6010 - Goals and Objectives)

4. The establishment and maintenance of a suitable learning environment within the scope of the employee's responsibilities

The evaluation of certificated employee performance shall not include the use of publishers' norms established by standardized tests. (Education Code 44662)

Noninstructional certificated employees shall be evaluated on their performance in fulfilling their defined job responsibilities. (Education Code 44662)

Evaluations shall include recommendations, if necessary, as to areas in need of improvement in the employee's performance. If an employee is not performing satisfactorily according to teacher standards approved by the Board pursuant to Education Code 44662, the Superintendent or designee shall so notify the employee in writing and describe the unsatisfactory performance. The Superintendent or designee shall confer with the employee, make specific recommendations as to areas needing improvement and endeavor to provide assistance to the employee in his/her performance. (Education Code 44664)

The Superintendent or designee may require any instructional employee who receives an unsatisfactory rating in the area of teaching methods or instruction to participate in a program designed to improve appropriate areas of performance and to further student achievement and the district's instructional objectives. (Education Code 44664)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

Any employee who receives an unsatisfactory rating in the area of teaching methods or instruction shall participate in the district's peer assistance and review program. (Education Code 44664)

(cf. 4139 - Peer Assistance and Review)

Results of an employee's participation in the peer assistance and review program shall be made available as part of the employee's evaluation. (Education Code 44662)

Certificated instructional employees shall receive a written copy of their evaluation no later than 30 days before the last day of the school year in which the evaluation takes place. Before the last day of the school year, the employee and the evaluator shall meet to discuss the evaluation. (Education Code 44663)

Noninstructional certificated staff members employed on a 12-month basis shall receive a copy of their evaluation no later than June 30 of the year in which the evaluation takes place. Before July 30, the employee and the evaluator shall meet to discuss the evaluation. (Education Code 44663)

Instructional and noninstructional certificated employees shall have the right to respond in writing to their evaluation. This response shall become a permanent attachment to the employee's personnel file. (Education Code 44663)

(cf. 4112.6 /4212.6/4312.6 - Personnel Files)


approved: May 2, 2000 Atascadero, California