The Rockridge School Board on Monday discussed how state changes in evaluations under Senate Bill 7 and the Performance Evaluation Reform Act will affect the district. |
Under the changes, teachers no longer will be rated simply as "meet" or "not meet" summaritve ratings, but will be rated as "excellent," "proficient," "needs improvement" or "unsatisfactory."
"Rockridge has already been doing this for three years," said high school principal Katy Hasson. "We're ahead of the game."
The evaluations will be the No. 1 factor in teacher cuts under the new law, with seniority taking second priority. Teachers in the bottom two rankings would be cut first.
The changes will take effect Sept. 13.
Mrs. Hasson said the changes put pressure on both teachers and evaluators because of the financial condition of the school.
The board also approved:
* The immediate resignation of Daphne Beal as Rockridge High School physical education teacher
* Rehiring Rachel Andersen as Rockridge High School physical education teacher and Kelsey Lafever as half time Title I language arts teacher at Reynolds Elementary School
* The resignation of Joe Robinson, Rockridge High School junior varsity baseball coach
* The resignation for retirement with regrets from Sandra Larrison, Taylor Ridge Elementary head cook
* Recalling Rosalie Davis as special education paraprofessional at Reynolds Elementary School
* Hiring Amber Kiddoo as Rockridge Junior High School seventh-grade volleyball coach and Deanna Parchert as head dance coach
* Buying two Ford Econoline 150 half-ton vans from Dahl Ford for a total of $42,776.
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