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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), ABX4 2 (Ch. 2, Fourth Extraordinary Session, Statutes of 2009), and SB 70 (Ch. 7, Statutes of 2011), Education Code 42605 grants districts flexibility in "Tier 3" categorical programs. The Woodside Elementary School District has accepted this flexibility and thus is deemed in compliance with statutory or regulatory program and funding requirements for these programs for the 2008-09 through the 2014-15 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. 4140/4240/4340 - 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)

The Board shall coordinate policies and procedures related to the district's peer assistance and review program with other district activities for staff development, teacher support and staff evaluation.

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4315.1 - Staff Evaluating Teachers)

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: February 12, 2013 Woodside, California