(a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(1) Strong schoolsite administrators play a pivotal role in the life of a school and are essential for successful schools. The principal, as leader of the schoolsite educational team, is the most effective agent for bringing about educational improvement.
(2) An important component of effective leadership is evaluation of employees.
(3) Training in effective evaluation strategies and techniques that supports instructional improvement is essential.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that administrators assigned to evaluate certificated employees possess certain demonstrated competencies in assessment of employees.
(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 935, Sec. 1.)