39-8. Remediation of Tenured Teachers Rated Unsatisfactory
As soon as practicable, but no later than thirty school days after the issuance of an unsatisfactory summative evaluation to a tenured teacher, the evaluator shall appoint a consulting teacher to assist the teacher in improving his or her performance to proficiency over a ninety-school-day remediation period.
Within thirty school days after the issuance of an unsatisfactory summative rating, the qualified evaluator shall conduct a meeting with the teacher under remediation and assigned consulting teacher. At this meeting, a remediation plan developed by the qualified evaluator, with input from the consulting teacher and the teacher under remediation, shall be distributed to the parties and shall become effective immediately.
During the ninety-school-day remediation period, the teacher and the consulting teacher shall work together to improve the teacher’s performance on components of the CPS Framework for Teaching identified in the remediation plan. The teacher and the consulting teacher shall determine a schedule by which the consulting teacher shall observe the teacher’s performance during the remediation period and engage in other activities that may be helpful to the teacher in improving his or her performance to proficiency.
During the remediation period, an evaluator will conduct a mid-point and final evaluation of the teacher’s performance, using the CPS Framework for Teaching as the sole measure of performance during the remediation period. If the teacher is rated “proficient” or better at the conclusion of the remediation period, he or she shall have successfully completed the remediation period. Following successful completion of the remediation plan, a qualified evaluator shall continue to monitor the teacher’s performance with quarterly formal observations, including required pre-and post-conferences. the teacher shall be placed on an annual evaluation cycle.
The Joint Committee shall discuss and agree upon issues related to remediation design and implementation.