Teacher Evaluation (APPR) Update:
In the midst of a lot of confusing information being presented by others, the STA would like you to know where we are regarding negotiating the new evaluation negotiations:
The STA continues to have productive discussions with the district regarding the development and implementation of the new evaluation system. We have agreed on the Charlotte Danielson Rubric and the use of the Danielson Group/Teachscape to provide training and support. That training should be starting soon. Some of that training will be offered on Saturdays, but will be optional and paid. Other dates will be scheduled during the workday and district-provided subs will be necessary.
We have yet to agree on the 20% local measures, the observation percentage, number of observations or any other components of the 60%. There are also several task forces that will make recommendations that will inform our negotiations. For PLA schools, we hope to arrive soon at a workable plan to implement this school year per the state requirements. Our goal throughout these negotiations continues to be ensuring an evaluation system that supports teachers and is as fair and meaningful as possible.
Obviously there is much to be decided and we will continue to keep you updated with correct information. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call the office @ 4526. We thank all of you for your continued patience and support.
For more information please go to the Evaluation Information Page on the STA website.