GCO: Evaluation of Professional Staff

In order to assure a high level of teacher and administrator performance, to advance the instructional programs of the schools, and to support the continuous academic improvement of students, a high-quality program of teacher and administrator evaluation that conforms to state laws and regulations will be employed by the Superintendent and approved by the Committee.  In conjunction with annual reporting out by the state, the Superintendent will present the outcomes of these evaluations to the Committee.

The evaluation process will include

  1.        Maintenance and periodic review of techniques and procedures for performing evaluations.
  2.        Interpretation of the information gained in the evaluative process relative to the objectives of the instructional program.
  3.        Application of the information gained to the planning of staff development  activities, which are designed to improve instruction and increase teacher skills and abilities.

The evaluation process will include self-evaluation, supervisor initiated observations, and teacher initiated observations.

The formal evaluations will be written and will be discussed by the supervisor and the staff member being evaluated. The discussions may either precede or follow the writing of the evaluation document. Copies of the written document will be signed by both parties and incorporated into the personnel files of the staff member. In addition, the individual and his/her department chairman (if applicable) will receive a signed copy. The signature should indicate that the evaluation has been read and discussed.

The written evaluation should be specific in terms of the staff member’s strengths and weaknesses. Those areas where improvement is needed should be clearly set forth and recommendations for improvement should be made. Subsequent evaluations should address themselves to any improvement or to any continuing difficulty that is observed.

MSC first vote: 10/14/14
MSC second vote: 10/28/14