Petaluma City Schools | AR 4115 Personnel
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. 4141/4241 - Collective Bargaining Agreement)
Certificated staff shall receive information regarding the district's evaluation criteria and procedures upon employment with the district and whenever the criteria are revised.
(cf. 4112.21 - Interns)
(cf. 4131.1 - Beginning Teacher Support/Induction)
(cf. 4315.1 - Staff Evaluating Teachers)
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 meeting 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)
(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)
2. The instructional techniques and strategies used by the employee.
3. The employee's adherence to curricular objectives.
4. The establishment and maintenance of a suitable learning environment within the scope of the employee's responsibilities.
The evaluation of certificated employees' 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)
Certificated instructional employees shall receive a written copy of their evaluation no later than 30 days before the last scheduled school day of the school year in which the evaluation takes place. Before the last scheduled school 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)
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 teaching standards approved by the Board of Education pursuant to Education Code 44662, the Superintendent or designee shall so notify the employee in writing and shall 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)
Regulation PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS
approved: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California
revised: February 8, 2011