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Ravenswood City SD |  BP  4139  Personnel

Peer Assistance And Review   

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Cautionary Notice: As added and amended by SBX3 4 (Ch. 12, Third Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009) and ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), Education Code 42605 grants district flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Ravenswood City School District has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with the statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-2009 through 2012-2013 fiscal years. As a result, the district may temporarily suspend certain provisions of the following policy or regulation that reflect these requirements. For further information, please contact the Superintendent or designee.

In order to assist teachers who may need additional development in subject matter knowledge and/or teaching strategies, the Board of Trustees shall work with the local teachers' organization to establish and maintain a program of peer assistance and review linking participating teachers with exemplary teachers serving as consulting teachers. Consulting teachers shall provide sustained, intensive support including, but not limited to, multiple classroom observations, recommendations for staff development and regular meetings with participating teachers.

(cf. 4140/4240 - Bargaining Units)

(cf. 4141/4241 - Collective Bargaining Agreement)

The Superintendent or designee shall establish in accordance with law a joint teacher-administrator peer review panel to manage the program.

Board decisions regarding the continued employment of an individual participating teacher shall include consideration of the results of the individual's participation in the peer assistance and review program and the recommendations of the consulting teacher and review panel.

(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 4117.4 - Dismissal)

Legal Reference:


44279.1-44279.7 Beginning teacher support and assessment

44325-44328 District intern program

44500-44508 Peer assistance and review program

44560-44562 Certificated Staff Mentoring Program

44662 Evaluation of certificated employees

44664 Evaluation

Management Resources:




California Commission on Teacher Credentialing:

California Teachers Association:

California Federation of Teachers: http:/


adopted: October 14, 2010 East Palo Alto, California