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GCOA-SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF
SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF
A well-planned and systematic program of supervision and evaluation of performance tied to educational outcomes is vital to the ongoing improvement of the instructional program. Through this policy, the MSAD #11 Board seeks to ensure that sufficient administrative time and energy are expended to supervise (observe and assist) and evaluate (measure and assess) teachers. The evaluation program shall address all aspects of teaching performance and recognize that the fulfillment of student needs is of primary importance.
The MSAD #11 Board believes that an ongoing appraisal of teacher performance should:
A. Provide a systematic process that will, on a continuing basis, enable staff to measure and improve the effectiveness of their instructional services within the limitations of existing resources;
B. Provide the opportunity for all staff members to analyze their strengths and weaknesses as they relate to the teaching-learning process and the ability to discuss objectively the contribution they have made to the school system;
C. Provide the opportunity for administrators to use the evaluation process to assist staff in developing objectives and increasing competencies relating to teaching and learning and/or their professional responsibilities; and
D. Enable administrators in making recommendations concerning employment, when appropriate.
The Superintendent shall be responsible for development, implementation and periodic review of a comprehensive program of supervision and evaluation. The program shall provide for minimum standards for the number and frequency of formal performance reviews, with the understanding that probationary teachers require closer support and more frequent performance reviews.
A. Evaluative criteria shall be in written form and made permanently available to the teacher;
B. Evaluations shall be made by an immediate supervisor/administrator;
C. Evaluations will include a self-evaluation component;
D. Results of the evaluations shall be put in writing and shall be discussed with the teacher;
E. The teacher being evaluated shall have the right to attach a memorandum to the written evaluation; and
F. Results of all evaluations shall be kept in confidential personnel files maintained at the Superintendent’s office.
In keeping with the MSAD #11 School Board’s goal of employing the best qualified staff to provide quality education for all students, all teachers are expected to participate fully in the evaluation process, self-appraisal and continuous improvement of professional skills.
While supervision and evaluation policies and procedures are not negotiable in collective bargaining, the Superintendent is to seek appropriate involvement of staff in the development and periodic review of the supervision and evaluation program.
Legal Reference: 20-A MRSA §§ 1055, 13802
Ch. 125 §§ 4.02(E)(3), 8.08 (Me. Dept. of Ed. Rule)
Adopted: Prior to 1985
Revised: June 5, 1986; August 6, 1993; November 1998; February 1, 2007;