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Evaluation of Nonadministrative Professional Staff

File: AFC-2

Evaluation of staff members is for the purpose of improvement of instruction. Professional staff members shall be evaluated in accordance with state law and negotiated agreements. Staff are expected to perform the duties identified in their job descriptions in addition to any additional responsibilities that may be assigned by their administrator.

The superintendent shall develop a system for evaluating staff. Such a system shall provide for supervisory assignments for staff evaluation; observations; evaluation of new staff; criteria and related forms to be used for evaluating teachers, educational staff associates, and classified staff; observation and evaluation procedures; and probationary action; and nonrenewal procedures. All administrators/principals shall be expected to demonstrate the necessary skills to implement the staff evaluation plan of the district. The district may require the teacher to take in-service training provided by the district in the area of teaching skills needing improvement. The superintendent shall annually assess the quality of evaluation that exists in each administrative unit.

The performance of staff shall be evaluated at least once per year or according to statute, except that new staff, certificated and classified, shall be evaluated within ninety calendar days after commencement of employment. Staff whose performance does not meet minimum requirements shall be informed of the deficiencies and afforded the opportunity to improve.

The criteria for evaluation of Teachers shall be based on the Charlotte Danielson Instructional Framework, which align to the eight state-defined criteria defined in WAC 391-191A-070.

    1. Centering instruction on high expectations for student achievement.
    2. Demonstrating effective teaching practices.
    3. Recognizing individual student learning needs and developing strategies to address those needs.
    4. Providing clear and intentional focus on subject matter content and curriculum
    5. Fostering and managing a safe, positive learning environment.
    6. Using multiple student data elements to modify instruction and improve student learning.
    7. Communicating and collaborating with parents and school community.
    8. Exhibiting collaborative and collegial practices focused on improving instructional practice and student learning.

Adopted:
05/07/90

Revised:
08/05/13

LEGAL REFS.:
RCW 28A.67.065
RCW 28A.67.073
RCW 28A.67.205
RCW 28A.67.210
RCW 28A.67.215
WAC 392-191-010
WAC 392-191-020
WAC 392-191A-070

CROSS REF.:
GBM - Staff Complaints and Grievances

A diverse group of students working cooperatively together

Foundations and Basic Commitments (Reference Code A)

General School Administration (Reference Code C)

District and school administrators working together

Policies about the school district management, the administrative structure and school building and department administration. Here, you will find the personnel policies that pertain to one the superintendent. See the Personnel section below for all other personnel policies.

Fiscal Management (Reference Code D)

Support Services (Reference Code E)

Facilities Development (Reference Code F)

Personnel (Reference Code G)

School principal and staff members working together in a classroomThe personnel policies are divided in three main subdivisions: topics that pertain to all employees; policies that pertain to professional personnel, including administrators, who must hold educational certification by the state to serve in their positions; and policies pertaining to all other personnel.

Negotiations (Reference Code H)

Staff members working together on a laptopThese policies pertain to the process of negotiating with staff units recognized by the school board.

Instruction (Reference Code I)

Student raises hand while elementary school teacher talks to classPolicies on instructional program: basic programs, special programs, activities programs, instructional resources and academic achievement.

Students (Reference Code J)

A group of diverse students sing during assemblyPolicies concerning students are found here: admissions, attendance, rights and responsibilities, conduct, discipline and health and welfare services. Policies pertaining to the curriculum, instruction of students, and extracurricular programs are in the Instruction section.

School-Community Relations (Reference Code K)

Community volunteer works with elementary school studentPolicies affecting relations with the general public and with community and public agencies except other educational agencies and groups.

Education Agency Relations (Reference Code L)