The District utilizes a differentiated evaluation for teachers in different stages in their career, and it is designed to serve teachers according to their professional needs. There will be two (2) types of evaluation review for non-probationary teachers:
A. Professional Review –Three Year Cycle
Non-probationary teachers shall be evaluated annually based on a three-year cycle. The teacher shall be evaluated based on the Frameworks Evaluation/Observation Model in accordance with Wisconsin Act 166.
If, at any time, teacher progress toward achievement of professional growth goals is not sufficient as determined by the administration, the teacher may be placed on the Frameworks Evaluation/Observation Model or on Intensive Review.
B. Intensive Review
1. In the event a supervising administrator believes that a non-probationary teacher is experiencing performance problems, the supervising administrator may place the teacher on Intensive Review.
2. Placement on Intensive Review will be communicated to the teacher in writing before the last day of the 18th week of the school year or no later than by the last teacher workday of the school year. The reasons for placement on Intensive Review will be given to the teacher in writing.
3. A teacher notified of placement on Intensive Review will meet within two (2) weeks of the notification with the supervising administrator to jointly develop goals for improvement, available resources for assistance, and observation timelines.
The Intensive Review process will last 18 weeks. By the last workday of 18th week in which the Intensive Review takes place, the teacher will be advised in writing either that (s)he has met the District's expectations or that (s)he has not. The District Administrator may make a recommendation to the Board to extend the Intensive Review process for teachers in the first 18 week Intensive Review period only if it is determined to be in the best interests of the students. Successful completion of Intensive Review will be defined as successful achievement of the improvement goals established at the goal-setting meeting by the supervising administrator(s) and the certified teacher. At the end of the Intensive review, the supervising administrator(s) shall recommend to the District Administrator one of the following actions:
a. Discontinue Intensive review and placed on Professional review
b. Non-renew contract and/or including termination
The District Administrator will then make a recommendation to the Board.
Failure to cooperate with the assistance provided as part of the Intensive Review process may be grounds for non-renewal of teaching contract.
C. Probationary Teachers
There will be one (1) type of evaluation review for probationary teachers. Probationary teachers shall be evaluated based on the Frameworks Evaluation/Observation Model in accordance with Wisconsin Act 166.
All monitoring or observation of the work performance of a teacher will be conducted openly and with full knowledge of the teacher. Teachers will be shown a copy of evaluation reports prepared by their administrative supervisor(s) and will have the right to discuss such reports with their supervisor(s) before they are submitted to the Board or put in their personnel files
1. All material originating within the District and pertaining to the teacher which is placed in the teacher's permanent file is available for inspection by that teacher. References shall remain confidential. If a teacher is the subject of disciplinary action, and if any administrator's/principal's notes relating to the disciplinary action will be relied upon by the District at a hearing, upon request of that teacher, the notes will be made available for inspection.
2. No material originating within the District and pertaining to the teacher shall be placed in the teacher's permanent file unless the teacher has had an opportunity to read such materials. References shall remain confidential.
3. A teacher shall have the right to answer any material originating within the District, and pertaining to the teacher that is placed in the teacher's permanent file, and all such answers will be made a part of such file.
4. A teacher shall be permitted to inspect and copy any material in his/her file. References remain confidential.
Legal Ref.: Wisconsin Statutes
Section 121.02(1)(q) (Certified staff evaluations)
Wisconsin Administrative Code (Certified staff evaluation requirements)
Date Revised: August 19, 2014
Date Approved: August 19, 2014
For the Board: Tom Steiner, President; Lynn Jaeger, Vice President; Cole Marshall, Clerk; Bill Barhyte, Treasurer; Dean Troyer, Member