At the beginning of this year the BoE established a new sub-committee known as the Negotiation and Personnel Committee. Previously known as the Negotiation Committee, its charter was to only handle the non-FOIA-able issues associated with contracts during scheduled negotiation periods with the various collective bargaining units. Now, with the addition of the personnel component, the subcommittee deals with a host of personnel-related issues, which are FOIA-able and open to the public.
At the top of the list, is NPS’s current evaluation process specifically for the superintendent, teachers and administrators. This process is now front and center given the passage of Governor Malloy’s Education Reform bill SB 458 by state legislators this week.
Earlier this year, the State Board of Education adopted the evaluation framework proposed by the Performance Education Advisory Council (PEAC) for teachers and administrators. PEAC is a multi-stakeholder work-group that has representatives from unions, the state department, regional centers and school districts.
The CT Dept of Education is planning to begin implementation of a pilot process during the 2012-13 school year as a prelude to FULL state-wide implementation for 2013-14. Supt. Marks hopes to have Norwalk participate in this pilot. The BoE votes next week.
The Negotiation and Personnel Subcommittee meetings are open to the public and as such, this website will publish the meeting minutes on a regular basis.
Below are the minutes since February, as well as state documents discussed and handed out that pertain to the PEAC work group’s Teachers and Administration Evaluation Process and Pilot Invitation.