5240 Evaluation of Classified, Certificated and Administrative Staff

  • The board recognizes that the professional growth and evaluation of individual employees is important to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the district.  Staff are expected to perform the duties identified in their contracts or job descriptions, in addition to any other reasonable responsibilities that may be assigned or directed by their supervisor.

    Certificated Teachers and Principals

    Evaluations for certificated teachers and principals will be in compliance with the requirements of chapter 28A.405 RCW and applicable collective bargaining agreements or memoranda negotiated pursuant to chapter 41.59 RCW. The primary purpose of such evaluations will be to enhance and improve an employee’s performance so as to improve student learning.

    Certificated Support Personnel

     “Certificated support personnel” and “certificated support person” mean a certificated employee who provides services to students and holds one or more of the education staff associate (ESA) certificates pursuant to WAC 181-79A-140(5).  ESA certification includes: school speech pathologists or audiologists, school counselors, school nurses, school occupational therapists, school physical therapists, school psychologists, and school social workers. 

    Certificated support personnel are considered non-classroom teachers for purposes of the Professional Growth and Evaluation System and are not subject to the four-level rating system. The performance of certificated support personnel will be evaluated consistent with state law and applicable collectively bargained processes. The purpose of such evaluations will be to improve the employee’s performance and alert the employee to any performance deficits or concerns.

    Other Administrative Staff

    The performance of administrative staff other than certificated principals and assistant principals as referenced in the section above will be evaluated at least once per year. The purpose of such evaluations will be to improve the employee’s performance and alert the employee to any performance deficits or concerns.

    Classified Staff

    The performance of classified staff will be annually evaluated by their supervisor consistent with applicable collectively bargained processes. The purpose of such evaluations will be to improve the employee’s performance and alert the employee to any performance deficits or concerns.

    Cross References:    
    Board Policy 5280         Separation from Employment
    Board Policy 5520         Staff Development

    Legal References:    
    RCW 28A.400.100         Principals and vice principals – Employment of – Qualifications – Duties
    RCW 28A.405.100         Minimum criteria for the evaluation of certificated employees – Revised four level evaluation systems for classroom teachers and for principals – Procedures – Steering Committee – Models – Implementation – Report
    RCW 28A.405.110         Evaluations – Legislative findings
    RCW 28A.405.120         Training for evaluators
    RCW 28A.405.130         Training in evaluation procedures required
    RCW 28A.405.220         Conditions and contracts of employment – Nonrenewal of provisional employees – Notice – Procedure
    RCW 28A.405.300          Adverse change in contract status of certificated employee – Determination of probable cause – Notice – Opportunity for hearing
    WAC 181-79A-140         Types of certificates
    WAC 392-191                  Professional Growth and Evaluation of School Personnel
    SHB 1346                         Nurses in Schools – Authority – Supervision

    Management Resources:    
    Policy & Legal News         Feb. 2013; Apr. 2013; Dec. 2015; July 2017

    ADOPTED:  01/28/1993
    REVISED:  9/24/98; 3/22/01; 6/25/13; 3/24/16; 5/10/2018

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