05-071 C.M.R. ch. 180, § 13 - EDUCATOR INVOLVEMENT IN DEVELOPING, IMPLEMENTING AND REVIEWING PEPG SYSTEMS

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

1. Development of system

Title 20-A of the Maine Revised Statutes, Section 13705 requires school administrative units to develop PEPG systems "in collaboration with teachers, principals, administrators, school board members, parents and other members of the public."

A. A majority of the members of the initial group of stakeholders must be teachers. Of the teachers appointed to the initial group of stakeholders, 2/3rds must have the endorsement of the majority of the teachers in the school administrative unit and 2/3rds must have the endorsement of the majority of the school administrative unit's governing body.
B. The initial group of stakeholders must use a consensus decision-making process to develop the performance evaluation and professional growth system.
C. If the stakeholder group fails to reach consensus on any issue, the school administrative unit shall adopt one of the State Model PEPG systems developed pursuant to section 16 of the rule. Upon request by the entire membership of the stakeholder group, the commissioner may provide additional time to the group to reach consensus. Upon the expiration of that additional time, the school administrative unit shall adopt one of the State Model PEPG systems developed pursuant to section 16 of this rule.
2. Training

Prior to implementing a PEPG system, a school administrative unit must provide training to each educator who will be evaluated under the PEPG system to provide the opportunity for each educator to understand:

A. The structure of the system, including the multiple measures of educator effectiveness and the evaluation cycle;
B. The names and roles of administrators and others whose decisions impact the educator's rating;
C. How to participate in professional development opportunities to assist the educator in meeting professional practice standards used in the system;
D. The results and consequences of receiving each type of summative effectiveness rating; and
E. Other aspects of the system necessary to enable the educator to participate fully in the evaluation and professional growth aspects of the system.
3. Implementation, review and refinement of systems; Steering Committee

Each school administrative unit shall form a Steering Committee to regularly review and refine the PEPG system. The Steering Committee must include teachers, administrators and other school administrative unit staff. A majority of the steering committee members must be teachers and must be chosen by the local representative of the applicable collective bargaining unit if the teachers in the school administrative unit are covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The structure and proposed operation of a Steering Committee, including the method of appointing members to the Steering Committee, must be included in the PEPG system plan. Any revisions to the performance evaluation and professional growth system made by the steering committee must be reached by consensus. The Steering Committee must be formed no later than the beginning of the pilot period of the PEPG system.

Notes

05-071 C.M.R. ch. 180, § 13

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