School Evaluation Revision

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great-neckAs the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education reviews its policy on teacher evaluations and addresses a revision, it is now also considering deleting its policy on the evaluation of the teaching staff at the school district’s third high school, the Village School.

The proposed revision for the Policy on Evaluation of Professional Staff: Teachers, addressed the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plan developed collaboratively by school district administration and the Great Neck Teachers Association comply with current New York State regulations.

The proposed deletion of the Policy on Evaluation of Village School Teaching Faculty is for this policy that was adopted in 1988, and it predates the Village School’s status as an official high school of the Great Neck Public Schools. It recognizes the need to differentiate the substance of the evaluations of its teaching faculty members while maintaining the procedures of those evaluations as set6 foirth in the Board of Educaiton collective bargaining agreement with the Great Neck Teachers Association (GNTA).

In 2012, school district administration and the GNTA collaboratibely developed an annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plan that comports with current New York state regulations and applies equally to all teaching staff, thereby eliminmating the need for the Policy on Evaluation of Village School teaching staff.

Since this was only a first reading of the proposal to delete this policy, no schoool board action was taken. In order for a new policy, a policy revision or a policy deletiong may be approved the the Board of Education, at least three public readings are required. This proposed deletion, along with the proposed revision of the Policy on Evaluation of Professional Staff: Teachers, will be heard at the Monday, Jan. 27 public action meeting, 8:30 p.m., at the Lakeville Elementary School.

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